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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

Target
£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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Event Contact

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

Activity log

Donation by Sara and Sam
on 01/10/2018
£ 77.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Susi and Lael
on 01/10/2018
£ 77.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Ted and Sharon
on 24/09/2018
£ 19.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by DAvid and Gigi
on 23/09/2018
£ 76.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Wes and Kate
on 23/09/2018
£ 46.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Don, Chris & Belkis, Joel
on 22/09/2018
£ 48.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Bonnie & John
on 22/09/2018
£ 24.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Vivan and Peyton
on 22/09/2018
£ 78.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 21/09/2018
Donation by Fonga and Jim
on 18/09/2018
£ 24.00
£ 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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