Castle Gresley

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Castle Gresley
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Linton Road
Castle Gresley is located in Derbyshire
Castle Gresley
Castle Gresley
Castle Gresley shown within Derbyshire
Population 1,566 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SK2718
Civil parish
  • Castle Gresley
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Swadlincote
Postcode district DE11
Dialling code 01283
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Derbyshire
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.

References[edit]

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