St Werburgh's Church, Derby, Derbyshire
- What's nearby
The church where Dr Samuel Johnson was married
Dr Samuel Johnson married his wife Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter here in 1735. The seventeenth-century tower and old chancel of this large church are in the care of the CCT - but not the 'new', nineteenth-century church attached to it which was built by Sir Arthur Blomfield in 1895.
The tower was built in the Gothic Survival style between 1601-08. The interesting chancel (of 1690) retains much of its contemporary woodwork and furnishings, including a superb iron font cover by Robert Bakewell in a side chapel.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
Spectacular memorials and Norman monsters. A church from our finest shortlist.
Key kept at the nearby Derby Museum & Art Gallery.
Disabled access information
Steps up into vestry and nave. Level access via south doors on request
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Derby town centre; church located off Friar Gate via Sadler Gate and Cheapside
Nearest train station: Derby, 1.5 miles
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Derbyshire, Liecestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Derbyshire, Liecestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland.
- Community information