Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

CHELLASTON, a parish in the hundred of REPTON and GRESLEY, county of DERBY, 4 miles (S.E. by S.) from Derby, containing 338 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Derby, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Carlisle. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is in the later style of English architecture; the tower has been replaced by a bell turret of wood. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The Derby canal passes in the vicinity. Chellaston is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s.

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