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Conservation of the Priory Alabaster Arch

The Alabaster Arch, which forms part of the outside of the West Door of the Grade 1 Listed Priory Church of St. Mary, Tutbury, is unique. Built from local alabaster, it is the only external alabaster arch in the country and the earliest example (circa 1160) of alabaster carving.  In the early 19th century it was described as being in “a state of...

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£74,648.00

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£79,000.00

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Conservation of the Priory Alabaster Arch

The Alabaster Arch, which forms part of the outside of the West Door of the Grade 1 Listed Priory Church of St. Mary, Tutbury, is unique.

Built from local alabaster, it is the only external alabaster arch in the country and the earliest example (circa 1160) of alabaster carving. 

In the early 19th century it was described as being in “a state of perfect preservation”.  But in 2013, Hirst Conservation noted that air pollution had caused “a catastrophic effect on the stone”.  

Made up of 30 blocks of local Alabaster, some 55 blocks are damaged, some to the point of obliteration.  Many of the 120 carvings of Beakheads and Lions have gone, victims of air pollution in the Industrial age.  

The total conservation project is expected to cost £79,000 - we have so far raised £61,000 offline and over £1,000 online at the time of writing. 

We still need another £17,000 - please give generously.

Could you Sponsor a Block or Care for a Carving?  If not,  then please donate what you can to the most important conservation project in Tutbury's history.
 

Event date

13-May-2018 - 
30-September-2019

Event type

Donations Only

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Key contact
Rick Nuth
Telephone
01283 810 166
Email address
rick@andricks.co.uk

Activity log

Donation by Sherry and Sophie Nelson
on 19/10/2018
£ 77.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Erin and Sefano (Nova Scotia)
on 16/10/2018
£ 76.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Fred and Deb
on 14/10/2018
£ 38.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Siri and Tom
on 10/10/2018
£ 76.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Guy and Cindy
on 10/10/2018
£ 38.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Larry Scheffler
on 09/10/2018
£ 76.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Chuck and Jan
on 08/10/2018
£ 38.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
In loving memory of Hanna & Wally and Cy & Therese
Donation by Andrea and Sanjay and our sons: Nick and Alex
on 07/10/2018
£ 456.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Billy and Ellie Miller
on 03/10/2018
£ 385.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
In loving memory of my husband who spent many months with the British Milk Marketing Board.
Donation by Joe and Patsy Shuster
on 01/10/2018
£ 231.00
£ 0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £4,648.00
Direct donations:(offline) £70,000.00
Total Raised: £74,648.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£74,740.50

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