Church of St.George and St.Mary at Church Gresley

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pedrocut on June 20, 2009

In the reign of Henry 1 (1100-1135) or Stephen (1135-1154) William de Gresley founded a Priory of Canons Regular of St Augustine and the Church formed part of the monastic buildings.

For more information see here

©junebug on June 25, 2009

This is a beautiful picture of a beautiful church, Peter! I like English churches, they are quite different from ours. Greetings, Anne

pedrocut on June 26, 2009

Thank you Ann

One thing I do have is a great number of pictures of English Churches!

Most of the Churches still have Norman, and even Saxon, influences. It is a pity that more of the Monasteries did not survive the Reformation.

Best wishes, Peter

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Photo taken in Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11, UK

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  • Uploaded on June 20, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2006/07/27 10:40:39
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    • Focal Length: 7.41mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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