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Parish Church of Saint Mary and Saint George

A Grade II* Listed Building in Church Gresley, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.7598 / 52°45'35"N

Longitude: -1.5668 / 1°34'0"W

OS Eastings: 429327

OS Northings: 318108

OS Grid: SK293181

Mapcode National: GBR 5FC.STL

Mapcode Global: WHCGD.XW1N

Plus Code: 9C4WQC5M+W7

Entry Name: Parish Church of Saint Mary and Saint George

Listing Date: 14 October 1981

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204963

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82571

Also known as: St George and St Mary's Church, Church Gresley

ID on this website: 101204963

Location: St Mary and St George's Church, Church Gresley, South Derbyshire, DE11

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Church Gresley

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Swadlincote

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Gresley St George and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23 January 2023 to amend a typo in the description and to reformat the text to current standards

SK 21 NE

Church Gresley
CHURCH STREET (south side)
Parish Church of Saint Mary and Saint George


Parish church, incorporating part of nave of monastic church of small Augustinian Priory founded between 1100 and 1154 by William de Greley. Church in ruinious state when restored in 1786 and again restored and present chancel built in 1872. Coursed stone with slate roof. Much of internal stonework of monastic nave may survive but part of C14 north arcade visibly remains and blocked door at west end of south wall probably led to cloisters. C15 tower, at east end of north aisle, formerly open to choir through lofty arch. Tower crenellated and buttressed.

Nave has two Gothic windows with third above centre door on north side C17, C18 and C19 monuments include alabaster monument at east end of north aisle to Sir Thomas Gresley + 1699 designed by Sir William Wilson. Figure of Sir Thomas, in wig and gown, flanked by two children as weepers and surrounded by arms of his ancestors.

Wall monument in south aisle to John Alleyne (died 1712) (the Alleynes owned Priory site after 1556). Three Royal coats of arms (2 of reign of George III). Misericord seats in chancel and at rear of nave, thought to have been carved by Artus Quellin, a Flemish craftsman in mid C17. These came from Drakelaw Hall, home of Gresley family but Cox says they may have belonged to church originally. (Cox J.C p 125. Notes on the churches of Derbyshire 1875-79). (Bulmer p 721 Directory of Derbyshire 1895).

Listing NGR: SK2932718108

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