Chaddesden shown within Derbyshire
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Chaddesden, also known locally as Chad, is a large residential suburb of Derby, United Kingdom. Historically a separate village centred on Chaddesden Hall and the 14th century St. Mary's Church, the area was significantly expanded by 20th century housing developments, and was incorporated into Derby in 1968.
The old village, recorded in Domesday Book as "Cedesene", is situated two and a half miles east of the city. In 1086 it was a manor in the possession of Henry de Ferrers and was worth the sum of three pounds.
There are many focal points and small shopping centres, the largest being on Nottingham Road (a Roman road).
The focal point of the village is probably the ancient church of St. Mary's. It is important as a dated example of church architecture before the advent of the perpendicular style. It was rebuilt by Henry Chaddesden, Archdeacon of Leicester, around 1357. The tall and spacious chancel running from its nave and aisle, dates from this period. Its 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, believed to be over 600 years old, contains an ornate rood screen and an unusual chalice shaped font. There are monuments to the Wilmot family who were local landlords. In the church yard is a small mound, where 6 almshouses used to stand. They had been founded by Robert Wilmot. The family lived at Chaddesden Hall, which was demolished in the 1920s when the Wilmot family sold its estate. The grounds are a well used park, which contains a children's play area as well as facilities for sports like cricket and football.
The Corporation of Derby acquired much of the land when it came up for sale in the 1930s by the Wilmot family, and started to build houses on it. The shopping area on Nottingham Road was developed around the same time as was Chaddesden Park Hotel.
St. Mark's Church on Francis Street was built in 1938 by Naylor & Sale, and St. Philip's Church on Taddington Road was built in 1955 by S.W. Milburn to service an ever-expanding population. The bell in St. Philip's came from Derwent Woodlands church in Derwent village, which was "drowned" in the 1940s with the building of Ladybower Reservoir (near Bamford). Chaddesden soon became the largest suburb of Derby.
The lodge and the entrance to the grave yard on Nottingham Road were designed by H.I. Stevens around 1854. The Wilmot family name still appears in the names of local businesses, including the Wilmot Service Station on Morley Road and the Wilmot Arms Public House at the junction of Morley Road, Chaddesden Lane and Wood Road.
The area is covered by the Chaddesden ward of Derby City Council. The ward has three councillors, elected in successive years. Following the May 2011 elections, the ward has two Labour and one Conservative councillor.
Chaddesden has part of the Derby North parliamentary constituency since the seat's creation in 1950.
Public facilities in Chaddesden include a public library, and a large park.
Chaddesden village centre has many amenities including a Tesco Express, Aldi, Pizza Hut, Lidl and locally famous 3 Chefs takeaway plus numerous other takeaways including Chinese, Indian and Fish and Chips, an estate agency, chemist, vets, travel agent, newsagent, hairdresser, optician, two public houses and a 29-bedroom hotel.
Schools in Chaddesden include Lees Brook Community School (secondary school/college), Chaddesden Park Primary School, Cherrytree Hill Primary School, Meadowfarm School and Cavendish Close School.
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