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Great Brington is recorded in the Domesday book and it is likely that a wooden church originally stood on this site before it was burned down in the 13th Century.  The current church dating from between 1220 and 1280 follows the pattern of the Early English Decorated and Perpendicular styles.



Developments of the
original church have
taken place over the
centuries particularly
when Sir Edward
Grey and his grandson
Sir Thomas 1st
Marquess of Dorset
( Lords of the Manor of
Nobottle and Brington )
integrated the tower
with the church building





The cross to the west of
the church dates from
c 1300,


The  Spencers have ancestry dating back to 1508 and
it was John Spencer who recorded almost rebuilding
the parish church of Great Brington and the creation
of the Spencer Chapel. Nineteen generations of the
Spencer family rest here.


The lineage of George Washington can be traced back
to Lawrence Washington. Lawrence's grave is below a stone slab in the chancel of the Church.

A booklet
on the 
history of
St Mary's
is 
available
in the 
Church 

Last updated  12th April 2014     Events

A total of over two thousand names (from 1782 to 2014) can now be found within the Burials Register records of this website!

Having a very accurate list of those actually buried within the churchyard is going to be of great assistance in the months ahead.   The challenge will be to match the names with the existing memorials.  

This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Great Brington and Little Brington

With thanks to the late Richard Kimbell who created this site.

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