Building record MDR4307 - St Andrew's Church, Twyford

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  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1100 AD to 1900 AD)

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[SK 3274 2855] St. Andrew's Church. (1) Little is known of the ecclesiastical history of Twyford. It appears to have been from the earliest date a parochial chapelry of Barrow, with rights of baptism and burial attached to it, but the priest who served there was merely a chaplain or curate appointed by the vicar of Barrow. The church of chapel, which is dedicated to St. Andrew, has a 'bold' Norman chancel arch, with chevron moulding. There are 13th century windows in the tower and Decorated work elsewhere. The nave is 18th century, of brick faced with stone. (2) The church is being restored, and worship will recommence in the autumn of this year. (3) St. Andrew's Church, Twyford. A small medieval church with an 18th century red-brick faced nave, a chancel with a Norman arch, and a 14th century tower with a spire recessed behind battlements. Grade B. (4-5) Church of St Andrew. Parish church. 12th, 13th, 14th and early 18th century. Tower repaired 1821.Restoration 1910. Grade I. (6) The bells of St Andrews are of historical significance. One bell dating to circa 1550 was made by a Leicester foundary and another dating to circa 1590 was made by D Hand and G Lees of Nottingham. (8)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J C. 1879. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol IV. pp 28-30.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 JB 26-JUL-66.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Department of the Environment. 1960. DOE (HHR) Repton Road, Derby.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. 2nd ed., revised. p347.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: 1986. DOE Listed Buildings, District of South Derbyshire.
  • <7> Index: Trent & Peak Archaeological Trust (TPAT). Trent & Peak Archaeological Trust Index: 2566. 2566.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Church of England. 2007. Identification of bells and bell frames of historic significance.



Grid reference Centred SK 3274 2855 (25m by 11m) (Centre)

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Jun 4 2015 8:44AM

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