1 family, 5295 historic attractions and counting ... the Britain Express family - passionate about British heritage!
Britain Express Derbyshire Travel Guide - Attractions - Derby, St Werburgh's Church
Places to go in Derbyshire and the UK.
spacer
 Travel Guides : England | Scotland | Wales | London   |  Accommodation | History
 

Home
Accommodation
 Hotels
 B&B
 Self catering
Attractions
 England
  Derbyshire

Travel Guide

Towns and Villages

Attractions
All attractions
  Attractions map
Ancient Sites
Castles
Countryside
Family
Gardens
Historic Buildings
Historic Churches
Historic Houses
Museums
Towns & Villages

Features
Caves
Well Dressing
Peak District

Travel Resources
Tourist Information Centres
Travel links

Accommodation
Derbyshire Hotels
Bed & Breakfast
Self Catering


 Scotland
 Wales
 London
Travel Services
 Rail Tickets
 Car Rental
Tourist Info Centres
 England
 Scotland
 Wales
Heritage
 History
 Culture
Travel Directory
 England
 Wales
 Scotland
 B&B
 Hotels
 Tour Operators
 Car Rental
 Walking Holidays
 Waterways  Holidays
 more....
About
 Contact
 About us
spacer

  
spacer
Home > England > Derbyshire > Historic Churches > Derby, St Werburgh's Church
spacer


Derby, St Werburgh's Church

History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation

BY , EDITOR

HERITAGE RATING: Heritage Rating  ?

Derby, St Werburgh's Church

A fascinating mish-mash of styles co-exist in this historic town centre church. The oldest parts are the tower, built from 1601 in very early Gothic Survival style. The chancel was built in 1690, but the rest of the building is the result of a major rebuilding project by Sir Arthur Blomfield in 1895.

St Werburgh's was declared redundant in 1990 and the newer section of the church turned over to commercial owners. The chancel, however, was vested in the Churches Conservation Trust, who maintain it today.

The chancel has very fine late 17th century woodwork, but the best feature is the wrought iron font cover. There is stained glass by the Kempe studio, and a very fine reredos.

The most famous historical association of St Werburgh's is that Samuel Johnson was married in the church in 1735. The chapel where Johnson married Elizabeth Porter is in a chapel in the tower which has been dbbed the 'Johnson Chapel' for obvious reasons! The marriage is often re-enacted on an annual basis on 9 July, the anniversary of the wedding ceremony.

About Derby, St Werburgh's Church
Address: Friar Gate, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE1 1UZ
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Located off Sadler Gate in the centre of Derby
Website: Derby, St Werburgh's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Location map
OS: SK347361
Photo Credit: Jerry Evans, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


HERITAGE

HeritageWe've 'tagged' this attraction information to help you find related historic attractions and learn more about major time periods mentioned.

Find other attractions tagged with:

17th century (Time Period) - Kempe (Person) -


NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Derby Museum and Art Gallery - 0.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Pickford's House Museum of Georgian Life and Costume - 0.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Derby Industrial Museum - 0.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Royal Crown Derby - 0.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Kedleston Hall - 3.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Kedleston, All Saints Church - 3.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Melbourne Hall - 7.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Donington Collection of Grand Prix Racing Cars - 7.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating



Nearest Accommodation to Derby, St Werburgh's Church:     Self Catering   -   B&Bs/Guesthouses   -   Hotels


    Nearest Self Catering Cottages

  More self catering near Derby, St Werburgh's Church


Show self catering cottages near Derby, St Werburgh's Church

    Nearest Hotels

    More Hotels near Derby, St Werburgh's Church

Show bed and breakfasts near Derby, St Werburgh's Church

   Nearest Bed and Breakfasts

  More bed and breakfasts near Derby, St Werburgh's Church


  Attraction search
  Find in



  

HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image



British Heritage Awards

Celebrate the best of British Heritage in our annual
British Heritage awards.

View this year's winners.

British History Quiz

This battle took place on or about 8 January 871 between King Alfred and a Danish army



 Clue

This Day in British History

02 September, 1666

Great Fire of London begins

The fire breaks out in Pudding Lane, burns for 4 days, and results in over 13,300 buildings destroyed.

Monarch Mayhem

This queen was buried in three places; her entrails at Lincoln Cathedral, her heart at Blackfriars in London, and her body at Westminster Abbey



 Clue




Historic Accommodation