"St Chad's, at the north-east end of the city, close to the extensive pool of Stowe Mill, is the oldest church in Lichfield, being founded at a date long prior to the Cathedral. It is commonly called Stowe Church, from its standing in the ancient lordship of Stowe. It is a small stone structure with a square tower, but has no ornamental decorations, except the interior, which was thoroughly repaired about 50 years ago.
The perpetual curacy is in the patronage of the vicar of St Mary's, Lichfield, and incumbency of the Rev F Wheler."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]