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  • St Saviour, Church Field Lane, Church of England


  • The parish was in the Repton sub-district of the Burton on Trent Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1961
1891 R.G. 12 / 2197


  • St Saviour, Church Field Lane, Church of England

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Foremark area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • An ancient parish church stood in Ingleby before the church below was built.

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Saviour.

  • The church was built in 1662 by Sir Francis BURDETT.

  • A gallery was erected at the west end of the church in 1819.

  • The church was closed in 1909.

  • The church seats 170.

  • P. L. CHADWICK has a photograph of St. Saviour's Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2009.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1662.

  • Marriages at Foremark, 1663-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Repington (or Repton).

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Foremark which are provided by:
"FOREMARK, three miles W. from Melbourn, is distinguished as having within its precincts the beautiful seat of Sir Francis Burdett, most judiciously and romantically placed, amidst scenery of a rich, bold and varied character, upon the southern banks of the Trent - the hanging hills being crowned by thriving plantations. The house is spacious, and its appearance imposing to a considerable degree; the pleasure-grounds are very tasteful, and lead down to a valley, through finely wooded avenues to the banks of the river. The church, here, which is dedicated to our Saviour, is a small, plain edifice: the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of Sir Francis Burdett. The parish of Foremark (including INGLEBY township, 163) contained, in 1831, 221 inhabitants."

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



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Foremark has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • Foremark Hall was built in 1762.

  • Phil MYOTT has a photograph of Foremark Hall on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK329265 (Lat/Lon: 52.834996, -1.513077), Foremark which are provided by:

Military History

  • During World War I Foremarke Hall was used as an army medical hospital.

  • During World War II Foremarke Hall was used as an officer training centre.

  • During World War II the parish was a "starfish" decoy bombing site. These were used to lure the Germans into bombing a site that looked like a burning city (presumably Derby), but where there were no real civil structures.

  • There is a shared war memorial for Ingleby, Foremarke and Milton in Ingleby.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • Ingleby is a township in this parish, 7 miles south of Derby city.

  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Repton petty session hearings every third Wednesday.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Burton upon Trent Poorlaw Union.