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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

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Donation by Steph & Mike, John & Pam
on 16/09/2018
£ 39.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Mrs S Marshment
on 16/09/2018
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Donation by Kim and Pete
on 15/09/2018
£ 38.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Karen & Rich, Kathy & Dave
on 15/09/2018
£ 31.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Florida Dirt Motor Speedway
on 13/09/2018
£ 24.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Good luck with the fundraising. Steve Donald. Tutbury Opticians
Donation by Steve Donald
on 12/09/2018
£ 50.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by David Bull
on 11/09/2018
£ 25.00
£ 6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 11/09/2018
£ 10.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Jason and Laura
on 11/09/2018
£ 39.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 07/09/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 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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