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Parish Church of St 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 St Mary and Saint George

Listing Date: 14 October 1981

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204963

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82571

Location: Church Gresley, South Derbyshire, 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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Church Gresley
(south side)
Parish Church of
Saint Mary and
Saint George
SK 21 NE 3/13


Parish church, incorporating part of nave of monastic church of small Angustinian
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.
Have has 2 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 2 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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