Derbyshire Places of Worship

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Chapel of Ease at Catton Hall, Catton, Croxall
Chapel of Ease at Catton Hall,
Catton Hall, Catton Road,
Catton, Croxall, 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 1892, and we understand it is still open.

The existing Chapel of St Nicholas's was built for the Hanson family of Catton Hall, and as a chapel of ease of Croxall. Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire of 1896 (under the entry for Croxall) records that Catton township had its own chapel served by the vicars of Croxall "from the time most probably of the Norman Conquest till about 1750 A.D. when it was destroyed". However some portions remain of the fabric, "a structure of Later Perpendicular date", in the Hall grounds as well as a font, part of a window &c. The chapel, "which stands near the Hall", was a replacement for the Norman structure. There are (or were) 120 sittings. Catton Hall was then the seat of Mrs. Anson-Horton.

The British Listed Buildings website describes it as "red brick with brick dressings, and graduated slate roof with hipped east end and moulded stone copings to western gable, which is topped by octagonal timber bellcote with open sides and tall shingled spire". It comprises nave with lower chancel bay, a north vestry and south porch. Inside is a circular 12th century font on a 19th century base; and there is stained glass in the chancel windows to either side of altar by E. Frampton, and in various lancet windows by Kempe and W.E. Tower.

Note: as indicated above, Catton was a township formerly in the parish of Croxall. Croxall was transferred to Staffordshire in 1894, but Catton remains in Derbyshire.


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 SK2066215389. 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 Catton, Croxall, 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 2013 at 08:16.

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This Report was created 2 Dec 2023 - 06:05:03 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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