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HistoryEdit

The West front of the church, the oldest surviving part of the building, is dated from around 1160 - 1170. For centuries the church was used by the monks of Tutbury Priory, as well as the being the parish church of Tutbury. However, the monastery appears to have been founded slightly later than the church.

Most of the nave was rebuilt in the 13th century. At the Reformation the eastern part of the church, which served the monastic community, was demolished along with the priory buildings. The South tower appears to be a 16th-century addition. The north aisle is an addition of 1820-2 by Joseph B H Bennett. The chancel and sanctuary were replaced in 1866 by George Edmund Street funded by Sir Oswald Mosley.

MemorialsEdit

Indoors, the church has a memorial to George Robinson (d. 1837) by Joseph Hall of Derby.

The churchyard contains the war graves of seven Commonwealth service personnel, five from World War I and two from World War II.[2]

BellsEdit

The tower contains a ring of eight bells, with four dating from 1699. The tenor weighs a little over 10 cwt.

OrganEdit

The church has an organ which originally was built by Charles Lloyd. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[3]

Picture GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Buildings of England. Staffordshire. Nikolaus Pevsner. p.288. ISBN 0140710469
  2. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery report, details from casualty record.
  3. ^ "NPOR N00967". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 29 December 2014.