Friday, 22 July 2022

Churches (149) : St Werburgh, Spondon

The parish church of St Werburgh in Spondon, Derbyshire dates from 1390, it replaced an earlier church which was destroyed by fire in 1340. Most of the church including the West tower, nave and chancel still date from the original building although the North wall of the nave had to be replaced due to subsidence in 1826. A flat roof was also fitted to the church.

The roof was changed back to a pitched roof during restoration of the church in 1892, the North aisle was also rebuilt. 

St Werburgh was an Anglo-Saxon priestess who became the patron saint of Chester in the 8th century. There are ten churches dedicated to the saint including in nearby Derby.