Heritage

The memorial inscriptions for St Wilfrid’s Church

August 21, 2021

The Derbyshire Ancestral research group complied a comprehensive record of all the memorials in the Church including epitaphs. Following the transformation work on St Wilfrid’s Church in 2020, further grave slabs were revealed under the floor and recorded by the builders, this detail has been added to the end of the record. To whole document is […]

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The history of the Knights Hospitallers and their connection to Barrow on Trent

June 6, 2021

In this video Nic Morton, lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, introduces the Knights Hospitallers and their connection to St Wilfrid’s church. He also shares details of the church’s past and its hidden secrets. To watch a longer version of this video plus our other videos please visit our YouTube channel    

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The role of a churchwarden

May 18, 2021

St Wilfrid’s was recently featured in “The World of Interiors” magazine, which is part of the Conde Nast media group.  The article focused on the role of Anne Heathcote as churchwarden and the discovery of the historic importance of the effigy. The full article can be read on the link below. World of Interiors article […]

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St Wilfrid’s Church – its secret past and hidden secrets

May 3, 2021

The Church of St Wilfrid in Barrow dates back to Anglo-Saxon times and has been a place of worship and community for over a thousand years.  Dedicated to the Anglo-Saxon Saint St. Wilfrid and gifted to the medieval Knights Hospitallers in 1165, our church building has changed little over time but it is full of […]

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The Barrow Effigy

February 26, 2021

St Wilfrid’s Church has some strange mysteries.  One of these is an alabaster effigy set in the south wall of the church.  This effigy was hidden behind the organ for 110 years and until 2006 many members of the congregation didn’t know he existed.  It is true that he was a little dirty and that […]

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Barrow – the River Trent and the Knights Hospitallers

February 23, 2021

The River Trent has been of great importance to the development of the village of Barrow. When the Knights Hospitallers were offered the Church in Barrow in 1165 by Robert de Bakepuiz, they must have found the site in Barrow most attractive. Built in a small village on the flood plane of a river, there […]

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