Our Old Whittington Funeral Directors

Whitting Valley Road, Old Whittington, Chesterfield, S41 9EY

About our Old Whittington funeral home

Before joining Clive Hopkinson, we were previously known as Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors. Here we had been serving families of Chesterfield since mid 19th century. At first as Alderson Funeral Service, then as Crowder & Alderson when Graham Crowder joined us in 1963. Through all the changes, we have stayed true to the principles set by our founder, Henry Alderson; compassion, respect, high quality of service and total commitment to the families in our care. We hope that families of Chesterfield know that they are our top priority, as we work with you to arrange a meaningful and personal funeral service for your loved one. You can rely on us to look over all the arrangements, so you and your family can focus on each other during a difficult time.
Ariel view of the Church of St Mary and All Saints in Chesterfield

To arrange a funeral for your loved one, please call our funeral home on 01246452344 today.

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Meet our team

Since being established in the 1930s, we have gained valuable experience in a range of funerals. By working closely with families who have chosen traditional, religious, woodland or celebratory ceremonies, we know how to personalise a service, so it is in line with your requirements and honours the memory of your loved one.

We have an open, honest and dedicated team on hand just a phone call away, 24 hours a day. We are here to serve you during this difficult time, with any guidance or assistance you may need.

Our services

With three packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.


Speak to our team 24 hours a day on:

Our Address

Whitting Valley Road
Old Whittington
Chesterfield, S41 9EY

Opening Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Directions and Parking

We are located in the commercial estate behind the main landrover garage off the main road at the bottom of the hill, next door to JBS tuning garage and saferail windows. The is off road parking available at our funeral home and on road parking on the surrounding streets.

Reviews of our services

  • Crowde & Alderson organised my late wife's funeral on the 2 of march,the service we received from start to finish was impeccable,the whole procedure was handled with dignity and respect from the whole team,it made a sad day much easier, Many thanks, Phil Jackson.

    • Response from Clive Hopkinson

      Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. I am pleased that the arrangements for your wife were carried out to your satisfaction.

  • Very professional friendly and informative made the day as good as it could be under the circumstances Joanne was very friendly and thoughtful

    • Response from Clive Hopkinson

      We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.

  • Excellent and very professional service

    • Response from Clive Hopkinson

      Thank you for leaving a review online for Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors.

  • All the staff I had contact with either by phone or on person were sympathetic and most efficient. All our requests for music, order of service etc were dealt with without any problem. Thank you.

    • Response from Clive Hopkinson

      I am happy that we provided a professional service to you, we know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. Thank you for your 5* review.

  • Lovely friendly service. Kept me up to date with planning. Always use this company and never let me down. Thankyou so.much at such a difficult tume

    • Response from Clive Hopkinson

      We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one.