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
Population1,566 (2001 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.

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.


  1. ^ "Area selected: South Derbyshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 1 September 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 March 2016.