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Chaddesden Church

Church of St Mary at Chaddesden in Derby

The focal point of the village is probably the ancient church of St Mary the Virgin, which stands just back off Chaddeden Lane End. It is important as a dated example of church architecture before the advent of the Perpendicular style. It was rebuilt by Henry Chaddeseden, Archdeacon of Leicester, around 1357 and the tall and spacious chancel running from its nave and aisle, dates from this period. It west tower is Perpendicular in style with its big west door and window. Restoration work on the chancel was carried out in 1857 by G. Place.

The church contains a 15th century rood screen and an unusual chalice shaped font, believed to be over 600 years old. There are monuments to the Wilmot family who were local landlords. In the church yard is a small mound, where 6 almshouses use to stand. They had been founded by Robert Wilmot. The family lived at Chaddesden Hall, which was demolished in the 1920`s when the Wilmot family sold its estate. The grounds are a well used park, which contains a paddling pool and childrens play area as well as facilities for sports like cricket and golf.

It is a Grade 'A' listed building.

SUNDAY SERVICES: 8.00, 10.00, 6.30

CHURCH OPEN: SAT & SUN 2.00-4.00 (MAY TO SEPTEMBER)

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