Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St Andrew's Church, Swanwick
St Andrew's Church,
The Green / Swanwick Hill, DE55 1BL,
Swanwick, 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

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.

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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 SK4042953220. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 12 Feb 2013 at 15:09.

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This Report was created 3 Dec 2023 - 17:51:23 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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