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St Chad's Church, Norton Woodseats
St Chad's Church,
Linden Avenue, S8 0GA,
Norton Woodseats, Derbyshire.


We believe the Church 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 1912, and we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1912 describes St Chad's as "in the course of erection" at that time. It is situated on the east side of Linden Avenue, a crescent curving north east from Abbey Lane to Camping Lane; and a short distance from Abbey Lane Cemetery to the west.

It is quite a large church, with a central nave, and side aisles. The west front has some fine stone carving above the western portal, and around the Early English style windows lighting the aisles. Its centenary history booklet, available as a PDF download on St Chad Church website, indicates that the nave is in fact almost square, and that a tower was planned originally, but was never built, due to the onset of the First World War. The booklet also has a poignant memorial of the teenage boys of the parish confirmed at St Chad's in its early years, whose deaths on the Western Front were added to their names in the register of confirmations. Many of the church's fittings were given in memory of those who had died, and a Memorial of Sicilian marble, at the rear of the church records a total of 120 men of the parish who perished at that time.

St Chad's parish was formed partly from that of St James, Norton, and partly from that of St Paul's, at Norton Lees, together with the liberty of Beauchief. The church was consecrated on 25th July 1912 by the Bishop of Southwell. Accompanying him to the service was his chaplain, G. Kydd Cuthbert, who became the parish's first vicar. Although originally in the diocese of Southwell, the parish was quickly transferred to the diocese of Sheffield, when it was established in 1914.

Prior to 1912, services for those living in the area were held in Cammel's School, at the bottom of Cobnar Road, now the "Little School House". Registers of baptism and marriage for the period 1912 onwards are held by Sheffield Archives.


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 SK3431482682. 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 Norton Woodseats, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Information last updated on 13 Dec 2018 at 11:33.

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This Report was created 10 Aug 2022 - 15:35:41 BST 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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