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Chadkirk Chapel & Chadkirk Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stockport

Historical Forms

  • Chaddekirke c.1306 JRL
  • Chaddekyrke 1345 Dow
  • (cantaria de) Chadkirke, Chadkyrke 1535 VE
  • the Chapel of Chadkyrke & a messuage called Chadkyrke 1544 Orm2
  • Chadkyrke Chappell 1642 ib
  • Chadkyrk 1551 Dow
  • Chadkirk 1660 ChetOSviii 1845
  • chapel of Chadkirk 1724 NotCestr
  • Chadekyrke 1548 Earw
  • Chadekerke c.1662 Surv
  • Shadkirke 1368 Dow
  • canteria de Shadkyrk, Shadkyrk 1550 MinAcct
  • Chad Chapel 1621 Orm2 1724 NotCestr
  • Chadchapell 1621 Earw
  • Cedde DB


'Chad's church', from the OE  pers.n. Ceadda and kirkja, chapel(e).The dedication is to Ceadda (St Chad), bishop of Lichfield 669–72.Orm2 iii 849, which mistakenly identifies Chadkirk with Cedde DB (cf. Cheadle 246supra ), observes the lack of evidence about the age of this chantry chapel.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name