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Clay Cross Town Information

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Clay Cross is in close proximity to Chesterfield. The discovery of a vast underground deposit of coal and iron by George Stephenson, developed the town from a rural, mainly farming based community, into a busy industrial area.

The Ironworks are still running today, The Clay Cross Company was formed in 1837 and still exists as part of the Biwater group.

Clay Cross has many modern amenities with the usual shops and pubs and there is also an open-air market that takes place on Saturdays. Also worth a visit is St Bartholomew’s church, built in the 19th century, with its 70ft spire!

St Bartholomew's Church Clay Cross - Photo © Roger May
St Bartholomew's Church Clay Cross - Photo: Roger May CCL