People often ignore the world around them when they become common place you just brush it aside. You see it every day so why should you notice ? . I am guilty of ignoring the village where I live I say village it has become a suburban sprawl , but to me it has the best of both worlds. I am on the edge of the countryside where believe it or not chickens do actually cross the road. I regularly herd them back towards the farm at the end of my road.
Its not your quintdissebtial village your don't have Miss Marple snooping around with people poping their clogs in suspicious manners.
|Chellaston farm house|
Chellaston was in 1009 when it was known as Ceoleardesbeorge (beorg meaning hill) [Place Names of Derbyshire by Cameron.] By 1086, the Domesday Survey named it as Celerdestune or Celardestune . Eventually, after various spellings through time it became known as Chellaston.Religion
St Peter’s Church probably dates from at least the 13th century when mention of “a gift by Alexander formerly Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield to Walter, Bishop of Karliol [Carlisle] of the church of Meleburn with its chapels of Chelardeston and Neuton” is made of it in a document in the Cumbrian County Record Office. The responsibility for the church at Chellaston stayed with Melbourne until the late 19th century when the Reverend Joseph Hughes became the first resident incumbent at St Peter’s, Chellaston, previously a curate had looked after the church. In 1840 a tower was built on the church.
Methodism probably came to Chellaston in about 1812 when a Mr W Astle asked that his house situated in Chellaston may be used for public worship by those dissenting from the Church of England, called Methodists. Eventually a new chapel was built in 1876 in the High Street.
In 1868 Chellaston Baptist Chapel was opened on Derby Road but this disappeared with the building of the Parkway estate in the late 1970s.
In the 1970s the St. Ralph Sherwin Roman Catholic Church on Swarkestone Road opened.
|St Peters Church Chellaston|