Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Chad's Chapel, Pleasley Vale
St Chad's Chapel,
Stuffnwood Estate,
Pleasley Vale, Derbyshire.


We believe the Chapel does NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1876, and we understand it is still open.

This place of worship has a fascinating history. It was built by Joseph Paget, a local businessman and senior partner in the William Hollins Company, owners of the mills in Pleasley Vale. He decided the people of Pleasley Vale needed a place of worship of their own, to avoid the journey to to Pleasley, or Shirebrook, so he built St Chad's Church on his estate of Stuffnwood, in an elevated position above the River Meden, on the Derbyshire (north) side of the river.

It was built of timber originally, painted white, to a design by Cox and Sons of the Strand, London, and was lit by gaslight. Initially it was served by the Vicar of Shirebrook, Rev. Quilter, but in 1881, Paget directed that the Chapel was dismantled and re-erected on the opposite (Nottinghamshire) side of the river, as Quilter refused to sanction the marriage of Paget's daughter taking place in the Chapel. Thus it was transferred to a different diocese and became linked with St Edmund's Church at Mansfield Woodhouse.

Further details, and a photograph of the Chapel are available in the Publication Pleasley Vale: A Journey Through Time on the MBArchaeology website.


Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Chapel is located at OS grid reference SK5269465086. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 1 Dec 2013 at 15:03.

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This Report was created 29 May 2018 - 16:10:19 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jun 2017 at 08:14.

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