The Church of All Saints at South Wingfield, Derbyshire, England 

The Church of All Saints at South Wingfield, Derbyshire, England

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Notes: SOUTH WINGFIELD is a parish, in the hundred of Scarsdale, two miles E. by N. from Crich, and the like distance west from Alfreton The village, picturesque and neat, is chiefly celebrated for the interesting ruins of its ancient manor house, of which mention is more particularly made in the account of Alfreton (page 10) The places of worship are, the parish church, dedicated to All Saints, and a chapel for Wesleyan methodists. The living of Wingfield is a discharged vicarage in patronage of the Duke of Devonshire. The parish (which has no dependent township) contained, by the returns made to government in the year 1831, 1,091 inhabitants.

Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835

City/Town : Latitude: 53.095788, Longitude: -1.439549


All Saints Church, South Wingfield
All Saints Church, South Wingfield
The church of All Saints is mainly thirteenth century, the tower a century later, and the chancel was added in 1877. One possible reason for it’s seemingly strange location so far from the village, is suggested by historian Roy Christian to be because the original Saxon church was built to serve both the settlements of South Wingfield and Oakerthorpe, and was thus sited half way between the two. If this is so, then the reasoning behind the decision remains a mystery when considering the fact that the church was built on the flood plain of the River Amber - and has consequently been flooded on numerous occasions during its long history!


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