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St Giles's Church, Cauldwell
St Giles's Church,
Church Lane,
Cauldwell, Derbyshire.


This Church has (or had) 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 the 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

At the time of Kelly's Directory of 1932, Cauldwell (or Caldwell) was described as a township and chapelry in the parish of Stapenhill, 2½ miles south-west from Gresley station on the Derby and Birmingham section of the London, Midland and Scottish railway, and 4½ south from Burton on Trent.

The chapel of St Giles "is an ancient building of grey sandstone, now chiefly in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret containing 2 bells, cast in 1865". There remain two very small lights "of rude workmanship, one on each side, with circular heads, and there is another in the north wall of the chancel" of the original structure. "These are undoubtedly of pre-Norman work, and must have been here when Abbot Briteric gave the church of Stapenhill and its appurtenances to Burton monastery". They are now filled with stained glass.

There are inscribed stones on the floor of the chancel to Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Edmond Sleigh, of Derby, and wife of Collingwood Sanders (1588-1652), to Major Henry Sanders, of London (1582-1616), and to Collingwood Sanders, lord of Caldwell and Ireton (1578-1653); and a modern brass to Sir Thomas Gresley bart. M.P. d.1868. The east and west windows are stained, and there is a memorial window to Frank Milligan, d.1900 in South Africa, and another to the memory of Col. and Mrs. Milligan. An alabaster reredos was erected in 1912 and oak panelling was added. There are (or were) 80 sittings. Records of baptisms and burials date from 1679, and are included in the register of Stapenhill. Marriages took place at Stapenhill.


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 Church is located at OS grid reference SK2540517197. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 10 Dec 2013 at 15:23.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 06:22:30 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:33.

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