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

Activity log

Donation by BRUCE RUBIN
on 03/09/2018
£ 70.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Tutbury Church has a special place in my heart and holds many memories for me.
Donation by Fiona Venables
on 03/09/2018
Donation by Liz Staples
on 28/08/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Donation by Pip Short
on 27/08/2018
Donation by Roger Sharp
on 26/08/2018
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
The work has commenced!
Donation by Jane Nuth
on 25/08/2018
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 16/08/2018
Donation by Anonymous
on 15/08/2018
Donation by Anonymous
on 14/08/2018
£ 200.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 13/08/2018

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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