Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Mary's Church, Chaddesden, Derby
St Mary's Church,
Church Lane, DE21 6LS,
Chaddesden, Derby, 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 about 1347, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1932 describes St Mary's Church as "an edifice of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles and a Perpendicular western tower with embattled parapet, containing a clock and 3 bells, dating from 1357 to 1742". The tower was restored, and a new clock provided in 1903. On the south side of the chancel are sedilia and a piscina, and on the north side an ancient corbel, beneath which is an aumbry. There are other sedilia and a piscina of similar design at the two altars in the aisles. There are two fonts - one in the south aisle, which is ancient, and the main font, which is of marble and Caen stone.

The stained east window is a memorial to Robert Edward Eardley Wilmot, eldest son of Sir Henry Sacheverel Wilmot bart. of Chaddesden, d.1861. In 1898 a new oak pulpit was provided as a memorial of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. A brass lectern, chancel hangings and a banner have also been presented. The beautiful 14th century oak screen was restored in 1904, under the direction of G.F. Bodley esq. R.A. A reredos of oak and alabaster, erected as a memorial to Sir Henry Wilmot bart. K.C.B. V.C. (d.1901), was unveiled at Easter, 1904, and at the same time oak panelling and altar rails of the same were presented by the tenants of the late baronet in Chaddesden and Spondon. The parish records date from 1718, and there are (or were) 200 sittings. The date of foundation is from St Mary's Church website account of its History ("Established c.1347 AD … a Village Church in the City").

Chaddesden Church Memorial Hall was erected in memory of the men connected to the parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18. It was opened by the Duke of Devonshire in 1922. In 1932, it was said to contain a large hall capable of seating 300, a billiard table and a reading room.


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 SK3817936893. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Chaddesden, Derby, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

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Information last updated on 14 Dec 2018 at 15:26.

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This Report was created 9 Dec 2023 - 18:01:25 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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