Holy Cross church, Burley :: Shared Description


Grade II*listed

The church is adjacent to Burley on the Hill House which was built in the 1690s by the 2nd Earl of Nottingham.

The church dates from the 12th century onwards consisting of a west tower, nave with aisles, clerestory, and 3 bay aisled chancel.
Originally the church consisted of a nave, chancel and north aisle, the south aisle was added later.
The tower is from the early 14th century with embattled parapet and gargoyles.
The north arcade has three bays and is Norman with round arches, the south arcade is late 13th century with circular piers and pointed arches.
There is a late 15th C. mutilated effigy of a Knight and his wife.
The font is 15th C. octagonal with eight different tracery designs.

The church was restored in the late 18th-century when box pews were added.
The church was rebuilt in 1869/70 by Pearson, who rebuilt the aisles, clerestory windows and chancel.

The church was declared redundant in May 1984 and is now managed by the Churches Conservation Trust.
by Julian P Guffogg
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SK8810 : Church of the Holy Cross, Burley on the Hill by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8810 : Bench mark, Holy Cross Church, Burley on the Hill by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8810 : Church of the Holy Cross, Burley on the Hill by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8810 : Stained glass window, Holy Cross church, Burley by Julian P Guffogg
SK8810 : Church of the Holy Cross, Burley on the Hill by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8810 : Church of the Holy Cross, Burley on the Hill by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8810 : Holy Cross church, Burley by Julian P Guffogg
SK8810 : Effigy of Knight and Lady, Holy Cross church, Burley by Julian P Guffogg
SK8810 : Church of the Holy Cross, Burley on the Hill by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8810 : Church of the Holy Cross, Burley on the Hill by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8810 : Stained glass window, Holy Cross church, Burley by Julian P Guffogg
SK8810 : Church of the Holy Cross, Burley on the Hill by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8810 : Church of the Holy Cross, Burley on the Hill by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8810 : Stained glass window, Holy Cross church, Burley by Julian P Guffogg
SK8810 : Interior, Holy Cross church, Burley by Julian P Guffogg
SK8810 : Church of the Holy Cross, Burley on the Hill by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8810 : Organ, Holy Cross church, Burley by Julian P Guffogg
SK8810 : East window, Holy Cross church, Burley by Julian P Guffogg
SK8810 : Church of the Holy Cross, Burley on the Hill by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8810 : Stained glass window, Holy Cross church, Burley by Julian P Guffogg
SK8810 : Church of the Holy Cross, Burley on the Hill by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8810 : Church of the Holy Cross, Burley on the Hill by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8810 : Font, Holy Cross church, Burley by Julian P Guffogg
SK8810 : Church of the Holy Cross, Burley on the Hill by Alan Murray-Rust


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Created: Sat, 16 May 2015, Updated: Sat, 16 May 2015

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