Derbyshire and Peak District churches and chapels
St Chads Church at Longford, Derbyshire
St Chads Church
The Longfords had settled here in the 12th century and the church, which is close to the hall, was built then. Called St Chads, it is also set in magnificent lime trees. It still retains many of its Norman parts, though the tower was added in the 15th century. Some of the windows are Victorian.
It contains an interesting array of monuments, some of which were restored and placed in their present position in the north aisle between 1983-5. There are some fine monuments to both the Cokes and their predecessors the Longfords in the church.
Contact 01283-585296 or visit www.longford8.org.uk
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