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Chellaston, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Chellaston, a parish in Derbyshire, adjacent to the Derby and Melbourne railway, 4 miles SSE of Derby. It has a post and money order office under Derby; telegraph office, Derby, and a station on a branch of the M.R. Acreage, 851; population, 497. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the alabaster quarries and gypsum mines. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £120. Patron, the Bishop of Southwell. The church is Later English, was mainly rebuilt in 1842 and restored in 1875, and has a fine tower. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Ecclesiastical parishChellaston St. Peter 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Chellaston 1570-1812, Derbyshire is available to browse online., in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Chellaston from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Chellaston are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

CountyCity of Derby
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE73
Post TownDerby