History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Parish Church of St Mary and Saint George

A Grade II* Listed Building in South Derbyshire, Derbyshire

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

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

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: South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE11

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Town: South Derbyshire

District Council Ward: Church Gresley

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Gresley St George and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Derby

Find accommodation in
Swadlincote

Listing Text

CHURCH STREET
1.
5174
Church Gresley
(south side)
Parish Church of
Saint Mary and
Saint George
SK 21 NE 3/13

II*

2.
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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.