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Church Gresley, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
HundredRepton and Gresley 
Poor Law unionBurton-upon-Trent 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Church Gresley from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Church Gresley are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictSouth Derbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE11
Post TownSwadlincote