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  • The Chaddesden Cemetery was built in 1855 with two mortuary chapels.

  • This cemetery is also known as the Nottingham Road Cemetery. The cemetery is actually on both sides of the road.

  • The Chaddesden Historical Group has a fine history of the cemetery at Nottingham Road Cemetery.

  • Sam STYLES has a pleasant photo of a quiet section of the cemetery on the Geograph website, taken in 2003.


  • The parish was in the Spondon sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2494
1891 R.G. 12 / 2726


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Chaddesden area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin.

  • The church was rebuilt circa 1357.

  • The church seats 200.

  • Michael FITCHETT has a photograph of St. Mary's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2008.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1718 for all entries.

  • Marriages at Chaddesden, 1718-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • We have a pop-up window of a partial extract of Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Ilkeston.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1838.

  • Saint Philip's Church on Taddington Road was opened by HM The Queen in 1957.

  • The Roman Catholic Church of Saint Alban's is on Roe Farm Lane. Catholics used to hold mass in a building called "The Hut", installed in 1948. The new church opened in June, 1955.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Spondon sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.

Description and Travel

"CHADDESDEN is a parish (having no dependent township), in the hundred of Appletree but locally situate in that of Morleston and Litchurch, two miles and a half east from Derby. The church, which is dedicated to St. Mary, is of considerable antiquity, having a stone stall in its chancel; the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of Sir Robert Wilmot. The Derby canal passes through the parish,- which contained, at the last census (1831), 469 inhabitants, for being fewer, by thirty-three, than were returned for it in 1801."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

Chaddesden is functionally a suburb on the north-east side of Derby city. Locals refer to the village as "Chad".

You can see pictures of Chaddesden which are provided by:



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Chaddesden has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • There is a 1938 map of Chaddesden on the Flickr website.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK382369 (Lat/Lon: 52.928134, -1.433189), Chaddesden which are provided by:

Military History

  • There are a number of Commonwealth War Graves at a portion of the cemetery set aside for them. Daniel RICHARDSON has a photograph of the War Graves on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2009.

Military Records

  • Photographs of the Chaddesden War Memorial and the names on it are on the Chaddesden website. Click on the photos to enlarge the images.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Derby county and it was incorporated as a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

  • This parish was partly in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • In April, 1968, this Civil Parish was abolished and all 168 acres amalgamated into Morley Civil Parish.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings.

  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1782.

  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Shardlow Poorlaw Union.

  • In 1891 the parish maintained six almshouses for the poor. All that remains today is a mound where they stood.