Chesterfield is a market town in Derbyshire, England, 24 miles (39 km) north of Derby and 11 miles (18 km) south of Sheffield. at the meeting of the River Rother and River Hipper. In 2011 the built-up-area subdivision had a population of 88,483 making it the second-largest settlement in Derbyshire, after Derby. The wider borough had a population of 103,801 in 2011.
Chesterfield has been traced to a transitory Roman fort of the 1st century CE. The name of the later Anglo-Saxon village comes from the Old English ceaster (Roman fort) and feld (pasture) It has a sizeable street market three days a week. The town sits on an old coalfield, but little visual evidence of mining remains. The main landmark is the crooked spire of the Church of St Mary and All Saints.
Chesterfield has a fantastic transport network, making it an extremely popular destination for commuters and growing businesses. It sits approximately 4 miles west of the M1 Motorway, with excellent links into London and Leeds.
Chesterfield train station is situated just outside of the town centre, and again has great links into London and the north. There is a coach station in the centre of Chesterfield and buses run throughout the town, meaning most districts can be easily accessed by public transport.
East Midlands airport is just a short run down the M1, accessible in approximately 50 minutes by car.
There is a fantastic range of public and state-run schools in Chesterfield.
There are great primary schools throughout the region and a number of large secondary schools including Brookfield Community, Hasland, Parkside, Netherthorpe, St Marys Catholic School, and Outwood Academy to name just a few.
The amenities in Chesterfield can be considered as good as some cities, with a number of lovely parks, leisure centres, shopping districts, cinema and lots of places to eat and drink.
There is a range of hotels including the award-winning Casa and the Premier Inn, which is situated in the centre of the town (in the former co-op building).
Magnolia Barbers is a great place if you're after a trim, reshape, restyle, shave… or just a nice cold beer!
True to Zen opened in 2022 and offers unisex hair and beauty services, a barbers and a nail bar with a beautiful modern feel.
Flash Express Beauty Bar offer a range of beauty services ranging from brows and lashes to waxing and nails
Things To Do
Perhaps a bit of shopping at the Ravenside Shopping complex and then walk over to the cinema at the Alma Leisure Park.
One thing that most local people enjoy is our close proximity to the Peak District National Park, so why not visit the historic Chatsworth House and go walking in nearby Bakewell.
Make sure to check out our famous Chesterfield Market where you can browse the stalls and enjoy some of the historic buildings situated around the market square and pop into the newly refurbished Chesterfield Market Hall where there is a unique selection of independent traders as well as in The Shambles and The Yards, alongside many high street names on Vicar Lane and in The Pavements Shopping Centre.
If you're looking for more big brand names, try Meadowhall Shopping Centre near Sheffield, which is one of the largest shopping centres in the country.
Food & Drink
Chesterfield is lucky enough to have a number of fantastic restaurants and takeaways in the town centre. Some of our favourites include:
Pizza Pi - for delicious wood-fired pizzas
Lombardis - serving authentic rustic Italian dishes
The Galleon Steakhouse - the perfect date night spot in town
Einstein's - Bavarian bierhaus, cocktail bar & kitchen
Apartment Bar - head over to Apartment for a night of drinks, music and fun
Bambu Tiki Bar - Chesterfield's one and only Tiki bar on Corporation Street offers fresh cocktails and summer vibes all year round!
Enjoy sports? Why not go and watch Chesterfield football club at the Technique Stadium and become an official ‘Spirite’. Queen's Park Sports Centre has plenty of activities, 2 swimming pools and a gym.
New Homes & Land
Wilkins Vardy has been involved in almost every significant scheme in Chesterfield over the last 10 years. We also have an excellent track record selling new build homes and managing the sales process, from reservation, to choosing finishes, to completion.