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Friar Gate looking towards St Werburgh's Church

St Werburgh's is now closed for worship, but a Trust cares for the tower and the old chancel of this large church in the centre of Derby; the rest of the 'new' church, built by Sir Arthur Blomfield in 1895, has been converted for commercial use. The tower was built in the Gothic Survival style between 1601-08. Dr Johnson - the creator of the English Dictionary - married Elizabeth Porter here in 17…