Gilmorton Church, Leicestershire

Gilmorton church dates back to the Saxon period, some of the stonework in the tower is considered to date back to this time. There was certainly an active church here from 1209 when the record of rectors begins.

Sadly, very little of the medieval church remains to be seen, virtually everything was entirely rebuilt around 1861. The spire was damaged by a storm in 1883 and partially rebuilt in 1885. It was then taken back down to roof level in 1909 and rebuilt once more.

Curiously, some of the graves in the churchyard are considerably older than the majority of the church structure, the oldest dating to 1708.

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