St Peter's Church, Netherseal

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St Peter's Church, Netherseal
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St Peter's Church, Netherseal
Coordinates: 52°42′46.8″N 1°34′26.1″W / 52.713000°N 1.573917°W / 52.713000; -1.573917
DenominationChurch of England
DedicationSt Peter
Heritage designationGrade II* listed[1]
DioceseDiocese of Derby
ProvinceProvince of Canterbury

St Peter’s Church, Netherseal is a Grade II* listed[1] parish church in the Church of England in Netherseal, Derbyshire.


The church dates from the 13th century. The tower dates from the 15th century.

It was rebuilt in 1874 under the direction of the architect Arthur Blomfield. The old pews were removed and replaced with open seating. Part of the nave walls and pillars were retained, but the rest was renewed. The vestry was taken down and replaced with a belfry. An organ chamber was provided on the north side of the chancel. Mr. Lilley of Ashby-de-la-Zouch was the contractor. The cost of the restoration was about £2,500 (equivalent to £227,985 in 2018).[2] The church reopened on 6 May 1874 by the Bishop of Peterborough.[3]

It is the resting place of Sir Nigel Gresley (not the locomotive), the famous locomotive engineer.


The pipe organ was installed by Forster and Andrews in 1874. This was replaced in 1992 by an organ by W Hawkins transferred from Warley Woods Methodist Church. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[4]

Parish status[edit]

The church is in a joint parish with


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of St Peter  (Grade II*) (1334597)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  2. ^ UK Retail Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Clark, Gregory (2017). "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "Re-opening of Netherseal Church". Leicester Journal. Leicester. 8 May 1874. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  4. ^ "NPOR N02762". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 1 September 2015.