Derbyshire Places of Worship

St Andrew's Church, Swanwick (32k) Above Photograph(s)
Copyright of Heather Faulkes
St Andrew's Church, Swanwick
St Andrew's Church (link to Church's website)
The Green / Swanwick Hill, DE55 1BL,
Swanwick, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

This Church has (or had) a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1860, and we understand it is still open.

Swanwick was formerly a hamlet and ecclesiastical district in the parish of Alfreton. Kelly's Directory of 1895 reported that it was constituted a consolidated chapelry in 1861, and this state of affairs was not advanced according to their directory of 1932; however Derbyshire Record Office's catalogue of Church of England Registers says otherwise, and that (as one would expect) a new parish was formed, as befitting the building of a new church.

In 1895, the church was described as "a building of stone in the Geometrical Decorated style, and consists of chancel, nave of five bays, aisles, north porch and a turret over the western gable containing one bell... there are 450 sittings, of which 300 are free". By 1932 all 450 seats were free, and it had a tower with pinnacles, containing a clock with three dials and 5 bells, erected in 1903 as a memorial to Her Majesty Queen Victoria by Fitz-Herbert Wright esq. East and west windows contain stained glass, the east window a memorial to the men of Swanwick who fell in the Great War.

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 1] St Andrew's is a relatively modern church, its consecration taking place in 1860.[1]

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church is located at OS grid reference SK4042953220. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Heather Faulkes.

Last updated on 12 Feb 2013 at 15:09.

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