Castle Gresley

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Castle Gresley
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Linton Road
Castle Gresley is located in Derbyshire
Castle Gresley
Castle Gresley
Location within Derbyshire
Population1,799 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSK2718
Civil parish
  • Castle Gresley
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSwadlincote
Postcode districtDE11
Dialling code01283
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°45′32″N 1°35′17″W / 52.759°N 1.588°W / 52.759; -1.588Coordinates: 52°45′32″N 1°35′17″W / 52.759°N 1.588°W / 52.759; -1.588

Castle Gresley is a village and civil parish about 1.75 miles (2.82 km) southwest of the centre of Swadlincote in South Derbyshire, England. The population was 1,566 at the 2001 Census increasing to 1,799 at the 2011 Census.[2] The village is about 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the village of Church Gresley.

Castle Gresley has the remains of a motte and bailey castle known locally as Castle Knob.[3]


In 1849 the Midland Railway opened the Leicester to Burton upon Trent Line through the parish and Gresley railway station at Castle Gresley. The station was closed in the 20th century but the line remains open for freight traffic. The train station has since been converted to a furniture store.

The village has the A444 road running through it, from the next village in Overseal towards Stanton. It is also connected to Church Gresley and Linton via road.

The village has several bus routes available, which are operated by Midland Classic.


  1. ^ "Area selected: South Derbyshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Castle Gresley motte and bailey castle, Castle Gresley (1011209)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 August 2021.