Heritage

Barrow upon Trent our story

October 27, 2021

In 2012 Barrow upon Trent Parish Plan history group were awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake an “All Our Stories” project, collecting oral histories and providing opportunities for our community from school children through to our senior citizens, to investigate our past.  Some of the stories were well hidden and this […]

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The Knights Hospitaller at Barrow on Trent

October 27, 2021

In the below video Dr Rory MacLellan, post doctoral researcher at Historic Royal Palaces talks about his specialism, the Knights Hospitaller and their connection to the village of Barrow upon Trent.  

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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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