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Church Gate, Essex

Historical Description

Church-Gate, a place 4½ miles NW of Epping, in Essex. Church Gresley, a township and a parish in Derbyshire. The township lies around Gresley station on the M.R., 5 miles SE of Burton-upon-Trent, under which it has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Area of township, 1240 acres; population, 6309. The parish includes the townships of Drakelow and Castle Gresley. Population, 7325; of the ecclesiastical parish, 7653. The manufacture of pottery, fire-bricks, and encaustic tiles carried on in this parish is of considerable importance. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £252 with residence, in the gift of Simeon's trustees. The church is of mixed styles, and was restored in 1872. It possesses some very interesting and ancient monuments to the Gresby family, and also a Norman arch. The church itself was at one time an ancient priory. The tower dates from the 16th century. Another church (Christ Church) is at Linton, 1 mile distant. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels, and a cemetery.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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