Chaddesden in Derby

Chaddesden in Derby - Information and services


Chaddesden is a large suburb of Derby, formerly known as Cedesdene and the old village part is situated two and a half miles east of the city. There are many focal points and small shopping centres, possibly the largest ones being on Nottingham Road, Wiltshire Road and Sussex Circus.

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 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.

Derby acquired much of the land when it came up for sale and started to build houses on it. The shopping area on Nottingham Road was developed around the same time, as was the then, Chaddesden Park Hotel.

St Marks Church in Francis Street was built in 1938 by Naylor & Sale, and St Philips Church in Taddington Road was built in 1954-55 by S.W Milburn to service an ever expanding population, Chaddesden soon becoming the largest suburb of Derby.

The lodge and the entrance to the cemetery on Nottingham Road was designed by H.I Stevens around 1854.

The name of Wilmot is still used by the local pub and garage.

Chaddesden church in Derby
Chaddesden church
Chaddesden church in Derby
Chaddesden church

Local services in Chaddesden

Chaddesden Doctors Surgeries
PA DODGSON 20 St Marks Road, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 6AT Tel: 01332 224588

D GATES 6 Mayfield Road, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 6FW Tel: 01332 673441/672064

Chaddesden Opticians
J Barry Walker 495 Nottingham Road, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 6NA Tel: 01332 666806

Dispensing Chemists
Aimbeat Ltd 68 Wollaton Road, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 4HW Tel: 01332 660510

Boots The Chemists Ltd St Marks Road, Health Centre, Chaddesdon, Derby, DE21 6AH Tel: 01332 674187

Hollycroft Chemists Ltd 491 Nottingham Road, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 6NA Tel: 01332 660760

Lloyds Chemists Park Medical Centre, Main Drive, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 6LA Tel: 01332 664504

Wilson BJ Ltd 109 Wiltshire Road, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 6FB Tel: 01332 673059

Chaddesden Libraries
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Chaddesden Dentists
Mr AJ Dale 466 Nottingham Road, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 6PE Tel: 01332 673828

RA Hepburn 22 St Marks Road, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 6AH Tel: 01332 202102

Mr M Rowen 36 Chaddesden Park Road, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 6HD Tel: 01332 674537

Chaddesden Park

Church of St Mary at Chaddesden in Derby Allestree






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