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Old 13th Sep 08, 19:18
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Default St werburgh`s chapel

This is the little chapel that is connected to St Werburghs church...

St Werburgh's Church is a church located at the corner of the Wardwick and Cheapside, Derby. The church's dedication is to Werburgh, a 7th century abbess.

Its oldest parts are the tower, rebuilt in 1601, and the 1699 chancel, now a side chapel. The remainder was rebuilt in 1893-1894 by Sir Arthur Blomfield in 15th century style.

According to the Derby City Council listed building register for October 2003, its notable features are: the reredos in the side chapel; a 1718 wrought iron font cover (now in the Johnson Chapel); Kempe glass; and an 1832 monument to Sarah Winyates.

In 1989–1990 the lease on the main building was sold and the building converted into a shopping mall called the Cloisters. This enterprise failed due to high rent and council tax. The building has stood empty and subjected to vandalism for a number of years, but the lease has now been sold to a private company that will be converting the building into a restaurant and arts centre.

The tower has underwent a major refurbishment in 2004, and now contains the Johnson Chapel, where Samuel Johnson married Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter in 1735. This marriage is re-enacted annually at the church.


There is not much to explore to be in a chapel at all on our own was a strange experience.

The pulpit


Inside cover of one of the bibles left there




Some nice details...




Safe !


The front door key with the ornate font cover in the background


One of the big stained glass windows


The other one...


Message me if you want to get hold of the key....I can see some interesting ideas for photo`s in a chapel you know you will not be disturbed in and that you have to yourself...But it`s only the foyer and the two rooms you can get to see...I tried to get the key to the belltower but i couldn`t.

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