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The city's rich industrial history is told in the Old Silk Mill Museum, which stands on the site of the oldest factory in England, founded in 1717. In the 19th century Derby expanded, with the advent of the railways, as a centre for building rolling stock. Later Rolls-Royce cars and aircraft engines were made here. The Cathedral of All Saints is remarkable, with a tall perpendicular tower alongside an 18th-century neoclassical church by James Gibbs, architect of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London. The art gallery is rich in works by Derby's most famous painter, Joseph Wright. Perhaps the most glorious of Derby's sights is Kedleston Hall, 6 kilometres (4 miles) from the centre, a magnificent Georgian mansion designed by Robert Adam.

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Known chiefly for the excellence of its music, through its internationally renowned Academy, the Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields (built between 1721 and 1726) has a secure position on the architectural map of London. The design, by James Gibbs, was extremely influential at the time, both in Britain and colonial America. Topped by a very un-classical spire, it incorporates Corinthian columns and other quintessential neo-classical features. The interior, with its arcades of columns and ornate plaster ceiling, is redolent of sane, 18th-century tranquillity. Take in a free lunchtime concert to appreciate both facets of one of London's most distinguished churches.

5 St Martin's Place
London  WC2N 4JJ
Tel 0171 930 1732

Kedleston Hall

This immaculate Georgian house was mostly designed by Robert Adam, and the interiors represent some of his finest work. Outstanding rooms include the monumental Roman Hall, with pink-veined alabaster columns topped by a frieze of mythical beasts, and the circular domed saloon, based on the Pantheon in Rome. Adam also designed the boathouse and bridge in the grounds. Among other points of interest are a 12th-century chapel, and a museum displaying objects collected by Lord Curzon when he was viceroy of India from 1898 to 1905.

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