The original name of this area was Cedesene. It was given to Henry de Ferrers (also known as Henri de Ferrieres), who was a Norman soldier from a noble family who took part in the conquest of England and is believed to have fought at the Battle of Hastings of 1066.

The focal point of the village is probably the ancient church of St Mary the Virgin, which is a Grade 1 listed building, originally listed on the 10th November 1967, amended on the 21st September 2001.

This appears on the Derby Statutory List - Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest which can be found here.

The parish of Chaddesden disappeared in 1968, when Derby's borough boundary was extended to incorporate all of Chaddesden. The boundary marker on this page is a relic from this time.

More information on Chaddesden can be found on a number of websites.

GENUKI provides links to the following information

If you wish to find detailed information about Chaddesden during the nineteenth century, a good source of information is the Derby Mercury. If you have a Derbyshire Library Card, you can access the information online through the website www.derby.gov.uk/libraries.