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Chellaston during the Middle Ages became famous as the centre of the English alabaster industry. It was a flourishing export trade, blocks of alabaster were taken to the River Trent and then transported by boat to Hull, for shipment. The extraction of alabaster and gypsum at Woodlands Quarry had necessitated the removal of large quantities of clay from the earth. Little use was made of the clay, until the 19th century, when brick making commenced. Many of Derby’s council houses were built with Chellaston Bricks. The brickworks closed in 1978. St Peter’s Church dates back to the medieval period. It has a Norman font.

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Map reference: SK 383303  Lat: 52.86881 Long: -1.43246

Just off the A50 on the A514 south of Derby.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Derby station


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  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
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