"St Chad's Church, the other ancient parish church of Stafford, is a small structure, in imitation of the earliest Norman plan, which assigned one half of the whole dimensions to the nave, one quarter to the tower, and the remainder to the chancel. About 120 years ago, it was cased with brick, but some portion of the old buttresses are still visible. The north side of the chancel exhibits the only fragment of Norman architecture now extant in this ancient borough. The tower is in the latest pointed style, and has two bells.
The perpetual curacy is in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield, and incumbency of the Rev S Gilson, MA, who is also master of the Grammar School."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]