Category: News


    Plans to transform the area between the town centre and Chesterfield train station were out for public consultation, closing on 8 March 2021. Amongst a number of other local organisations the civic society has submitted its views on the scheme, which has been put together by Chesterfield Borough Council, working with AECOM and Whittam Cox […]

  • Brampton Manor

    Brampton Manor The following account of Brampton Manor has been compiled from material made available by the Victoria County History for Derbyshire, which has been assembled for a planned future publication on the parish of Brampton. It is being presented in this form to assist Chesterfield Borough Council in determining a current planning application to […]


    Chesterfield and District Civic Society A future for the site of the Chesterfield Hotel This post can be downloaded as a PDF here Background The Chesterfield Hotel was built in 1876–7, a few years after the Midland Railway rebuilt its station at Chesterfield on its present site (a short distance to the north of the […]

  • Chesterfield and the Co-operative Movement.

    Chesterfield and the Co-operative Movement.

    On Wednesday 20th March a Blue Plaque was unveiled at West Bars to mark the town’s historic links to the the Co-operative Movement. Members of the Civic Society attended both this ceremony and the re-dedication of the the Funeral Home after its recent renovation. More photos can be found below, and a detailed report of […]

  • HS2 Meeting – Thursday 28th February

    HS2 Meeting  –  Thursday 28th February

    Chesterfield Civic Society HS2 Debate Over 30 members and guests met at St Thomas’s church centre on February 28 for a Civic Society discussion meeting on ‘Do we want HS2 in North East Derbyshire?’. Andrew Pritchard, representing East Midland Cities and Transport for the East Midlands, outlined the strategic case for the north-eastern leg of […]

  • Public Meeting and AGM – 27th September 2018

    Public Meeting and AGM – 27th September 2018

    The society met at the St Thomas’ Centre for a talk  by Paul Staniforth on Development Management and Conservation within the Borough.  Although understandably this could cover only items within the public domain he managed to include the major town centre developments, and submitted affably to some fairly tough questioning, particularly on that perennial favourite […]

  • Chesterfield Museum Local History Day

    Chesterfield Museum Local History Day

    On Saturday we were at Chesterfield Museum for the annual Local History Fair. It was an excellent event, and we thank the Museum for hosting it. Here are a few photos from the day. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   As it was the first day of the Chatsworth Road Exhibition at the Museum we […]

  • A Brampton History Trail

    A Brampton History Trail

    This little booklet was first published in 1996. In the succeeding 22 years, Brampton has changed beyond recognition. Nevertheless, much still remains, and the trail is a valuable guide to the area, while the illustrations are reminder of what has now gone. The Civic Society has  republished it with a new preface by Philip Riden […]

  • Hurst House – Derbyshire Times Article

    The Derbyshire Times has published a comprehensive report on the history of Hurst House and the CSF in this week’s paper. To quote our Chairman it is an ‘excellent piece’. Read the article here    

  • Visit to Wentworth Woodhouse

    Visit to Wentworth  Woodhouse

    For many years the future of Wentworth Woodhouse has been uncertain. The recent acquisition by the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, and a substantial restoration grant from the Government has hopefully secured its future.  On Tuesday 24th July members of the Society took advantage of the recent opening of the property to the public and visited […]