Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Andrew's Church, Litchurch (Demolished), Derby
St Andrew's Church, Litchurch (Demolished),
201 London Road, DE1 2TZ,
Derby, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church did NOT have 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 1864, but we understand it was closed in 1969.

St Andrew's church was the brain child of John Erskine Clarke. It was known as the "Railwaymen's Church", built to provide a place of worship for the hundreds of railway workers who came to work in Litchurch, and was ultimately to became a notable landmark in Derby's London Road. It was designed by George Gilbert Scott, and the foundation stone was laid on 29th March 1864, Easter Tuesday, and consecrated 2 years later by Bishop Londsale on 10th May 1866, Ascension Day. The site it stood on was originally "a swampy waste" - land between Hulland Street and the railway bridge - "and on it there lay a number of huge iron tubes which were being cast at the foundries in connection with the works of an Indian railway". There were further details of its building on the former "Bygone Derbyshire" website (www.bygonederbyshire.co.uk); however the latter now appears to be part of the This is Derbyshire website]

Derbyshire Record Office's catalogue of Church of England Registers notes that although there is a burial register for the church (covering the period 1865-1893, and 1918), the burials recorded are of members of congregation buried elsewhere.

In 1969, St Andrew's parish was merged with St Osmund, Wilmorton and in 1970 the building was demolished. The site is now occupied by St Andrew's House, which in 1998 was a Social Security Office. [Source: The Old Parish Churches of Derbyshire (1998)]

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 was located at OS grid reference SK3608335286. 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.
Last updated on 12 Feb 2011 at 00:00.

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This Report was created 10 Jun 2017 - 17:08:44 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jun 2017 at 08:14.

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