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St Andrew, Twyford, Derbyshire

(52°51′10″N, 1°31′2″W)
SK 326 285
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Derbyshire
now Derbyshire
medieval St Andrew
now St Andrew
  • Celia Holden
  • Jennifer Alexander
  • Louisa Catt
  • Olivia Threlkeld
  • Ron Baxter
  • Jennifer Alexander
7th September 2014

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Feature Sets

Twyford is a village in the South Derbyshire district, on the River Trent on the southern otskirts of Derby. The church is on a lane runnning alongside the river to the S of the village centre. It consists of a nave, chancel and a small tower and spire at the west end. The church is predominantly of the 14thc, although there is a Norman chancel arch and the lower stage of the tower has lancet windows dating from the early-13th century. The nave is of faced with brick, - it resembles the style of work at Trusley church, Derbyshire. The only Romanesque feature is the chancel arch.


Twyford and Stenson were held by Leofric before the Conquest, and by Henry de Ferrers in 1086. It was assessed at 4 carucates.


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches

Both the list description and Hartwell (but not Pevsner 1953) mistakenly describe dogtooth on the chancel arch imposts. It is chip-carving, which is rather different and at least half a century earlier. The chevron is a richer version of tat on the S doorway at Kedleston.

  1. R. Clark, ‘The Dedications of Medieval Churches in Derbyshire: their survival and change from the reformation to the present day’, Derbyshire Archaeological Journal, 112 (1992), 48-61.

J. C. Cox, Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Chesterfield and London 4 vols, 1875-79, 4, 28-30.

C. Hartwell, N. Pevsner and E. Williamson, The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, New Haven and London 2016, 638.

Historic England Listed Building: English Heritage Legacy ID: 82785