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Medieval Cross at Repton

Medieval Cross at Repton

Medieval Cross at Repton

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Repton, former capital of the Anglo Saxon kingdom of Mercia, is today a fusion of village and public school. This South Derbyshire village has one principal street, lined with a number of handsome Georgian houses and cottages. The Medieval cross on its imposing octagonal steps serves as a focal point on the road junction at the north end.

The church is of national importance. Under the east end of the church is an Anglo Saxon crypt of the 8th and 9th centuries, which once held the bones of St. Wystan and was a place of pilgrimage. With its spiral decorated columns and vaulted roof, the crypt is one of England's most precious survivals of Anglo Saxon architecture.

To the east of the church are the remains of Repton Priory, an Augustinian house founded in 1172. Its precinct wall and arch of its 13th century gatehouse are still important features of the village. After the dissolution of the Monasteries, part of the priory buildings became the home of Repton School which was founded in 1557. Another part became Repton Hall, which is now also part of the school.

Now Available! 'Repton Walk' one in a series of walks published in the '5 Walks in South Derbyshire' booklet priced at £2.00 (+50p postage). Please contact Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre to obtain a copy.

Cash PointDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaGift shopOn-site cateringPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

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Map reference: SK 302270  Lat: 52.83966 Long: -1.55309

Situated on the B5008 between Derby and Burton on Trent

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Burton upon Trent station

Facilities

  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted