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St Giles church at Calke


St Giles church at Calke in Derbyshire

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Calke church

St Gile's church lies in the grounds of Calke Abbey. The earliest reference to a church on this site is in 1129 when it was seized from Calke Priory by the Abbot of Chester.

It was rebuilt in 1826 with a narrow tower and embattled nave. It contains a fine monument to the builder of Calke Abbey, Sir John Harpur, who died in 1741, and his wife.

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