Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Werburgh's Church, Blackwell, Alfreton
St Werburgh's Church,
Church Hill, DE55 5HN,
Blackwell, Alfreton, Derbyshire.


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

We don't know when this Place of Worship was founded, but we understand it is still open.

Kelly's Directory of 1895 describes the church of "St Werburg" as "a small edifice of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a lofty embattled western tower containing 3 bells". The church, with the exception of part of the arcade on the north side, was rebuilt in 1827-8, and again rebuilt and enlarged, with the exception of the tower, in 1879, under the direction of the architect J.B. Mitchell-Withers, of Sheffield. In 1891 the church was decorated at a cost of £100, and a brass lectern provided. There were then 220 sittings.

in the south-east corner of the churchyard is an old Runic stone, supposed to be part of an ancient cross, coeval with and closely resembling the cross at Taddington. It stands 5 feet out or the ground and measures 16 inches by 12 inches. The east and west sides are carved with interlacing knot work and the north and south sides with circular braids.

The parish records date from 1685.

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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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SK4440058402. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 13 Aug 2013 at 09:01.

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This Report was created 30 Nov 2023 - 13:52:00 GMT from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 13 Oct 2021 at 14:33.

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