"CHADDESDEN, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, in the county of Derby, 2½ miles E. of Derby. It is crossed by the Nottingham branch of the North Midland railway, the river Derwent, and the Derby canal. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, value £89, in the patronage of Sir H. Wilmot, Bart. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient structure, and possesses a beautiful carved oak screen.
In the chancel is a cenotaph to the memory of Sir Edward Wilmot, the physician of George I. and George II., and also a monument to his son, Sir Robert M. Wilmot. The register is of early date. The Wesleyans have a place of worship, and there is a school for boys, erected by subscription. The annual value of the charities amounts to £54, of which Wilmot's school receives £34.
A chantry was founded in the reign of Edward III. by Henry de Chaddesden, then Archdeacon of Leicester. Robert Newton died seized of the chantry in 1593. The Hall is a fine building, beautifully situated, and is the seat of Sir H. Wilmot, Bart., who is lord of the manor. This place is a meet for the Donington hounds. The feast is held on the nearest Sunday to St. Peter's Day."