Holy Trinity Church
Church, free entry
31 Newbold Road,
George Stephenson, 'Father of the Railways' is buried in a vault within the Church. There are four memorials to him, one of which is the fine East window, given in memory of his father by Robert Stephenson. The Church is open by appointment only.
George Stephenson moved to Chesterfield in 1838 during the building of the North Midland Railway. Gangs of navvies tunnelling under Clay Cross uncovered massive deposits of coal and iron ore and, in 1840, George launched the Clay Cross Company. His other interests included gardening and he developed a way of growing straight cucumbers more than 100 years before EU regulations! He died at his Chesterfield home in 1848.
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SK 382715 53.23915 -1.42908
Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit. Keep in right hand lane and go straight on through traffic lights and round 'Crooked Spire' Church. Select right hand lane. At traffic lights go straight on. Keep to right hand lane as approach large roundabout with car park in middle. Follow signs to Sheffield round the roundabout. At mini roundabout take 1st exit (Newbold Road). Holy Trinity Church is on right a few hundred yards down road.
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 2nd exit turning left into Rutland Road. Select right lane and, at traffic lights turn right. Go straight on through traffic lights and, at roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit. At mini roundabout take 1st exit (Newbold Road). Holy Trinity Church is on right a few hundred yards down road.
: 0 miles from Chesterfield station
- Coach parties accepted
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed