Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Chad's Church, Church Wilne
St Chad's Church,
Wilne Road, DE72 3QG,
Church Wilne, 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 13th century, and we understand it is still open.

St Chad's Church "is a building of stone, in the Early English style of the 13th century, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, side chapel, south aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells ... the chancel retains a piscina, and there is a mortuary chapel belonging to the Willoughby family, added in 1650, with three stained windows, and separated from the rest of the church by a carved oak screen". There are monuments to Hugh Willoughby, of Risley (1491) and his wife Isabel, to the Scott family, and to H. Pares esq. of Hopwell (1733). There is "a curious and very early font with carvings symbolizing the triumph of Christianity over Paganism. In this place are extensive cotton factories carried on by Mr. Marcus Astle". [Source: Kelly's Directory (1895)]

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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 SK4488531845. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 7 Feb 2013 at 15:41.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 20:48:59 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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