Brett paynes personal family history home page acollection of links to research projects on my own extended family, many of them also from south derbyshire. August 2019 update after a period of rapid visible change, it may seem that nothing much is happening but in fact the interior of the building is. They then fortified this position for the winter of 8734. Guide to repton, derbyshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy.
Repton, st wystan is an ancient parish in the county of derbyshire. Resources edit edit source civil registration edit. It was an uncomplicated visual trick employed to show before and after in a quick and nontechnical way, but despite its simplicity it has more than a degree of showmanship. There are some forty buildings listed as being of historical and architectural interest, and many of them are shown in the repton trail leaflet, published by the repton village history group. Page xxiii philosophically considered, this ancient record is the second great phenomenon in the history of mankind. The phillimore transcript of marriages at repton 15781837, derbyshire, is available to browse online. When i first visited repton as a prospective pupil in 1982, i was walked along the access to the hall alongside the church. Repton, former capital of the anglo saxon kingdom of mercia, is today a fusion of village and public school. In 1172 augustinian canons built the imposing priory church adjacent to st. From the cross the roundabout shown on the map, drive south along the high street. Historical and topographical description of repton. Repton is a village and civil parish in the south derbyshire district of derbyshire, england, located on the edge of the river trent floodplain, about 4. Repton school is a 18 mixed, christian, independent, day and boarding school in repton, derby, derbyshire, england. When professor martin biddle and his wife went to repton in south derbyshire in 1974 their purpose was to study the architecture of the anglosaxon church of st wystan.
Repton is mainly known for the crypt of the church of st wystan, which dates from the 8th century, and is one of the few saxon crypts extant today picture 1. A derbyshire school attended by roald dahl may have provided the inspiration for the authors famous book charlie and the chocolate factory. Viking warriors of the great heathen army died in repton. See all books memories of repton read and share your memories of repton itself or of a particular photo of repton. Repton and the vikings volume 66 issue 250 martin biddle, birthe. If you want to play in any of the games then please contact the match managers who will be delighted to hear from you. Its abbey, church, priory and school the old homes. Repton, village parish, south derbyshire district, administrative and historic.
A collection of old photographs of repton, derbyshire. Live science is part of future us inc, an international media group. Repton school is a mixed coeducational independent school, for pupils from ages to 18, in repton, derbyshire, england, united kingdom. Historical records state that the viking great heathen army wintered in repton, derbyshire, in 873 a. I saw around the crypt of the church the coverings and trenches of the biddles archaeological excavations.
Archaeology of the viking great army repton, england. The defences of the viking winter camp formed a d with the church at its southernmost point and the sides curving north to the low cliff above the river cf. A history of repton school, which includes some history of the village of repton and of the abbey. For, if we except the sacred annals of the jews, contained in the several books of the old testament, there is no other work extant, ancient or modern, which exhibits at. There is little recorded history of repton again until its appearance in the domesday book in 1086. Dahl boarded at repton school in south derbyshire from. Books about repton area browse 35 photo books on repton and the surrounding area. Historical and topographical description of repton, in the. Listed buildings in repton, south derbyshire, derbyshire. The medieval cross on its imposing octagonal steps serves as a focal point on the road junction at the north end. The main core of repton village was designated as a conservation area in 1969, and extended in 1982. The festival will be packed with an eclectic blend of interests, inspiring stories and fabulous guests. The church has never since ceased its parochial function, although by the 12th century ecclesi astical developments had.
The 10 best repton hotel deals apr 2020 tripadvisor. Repton is south west of derby on the b5008 road after willington from new a50 junction. Alec macdonald a history of repton school, which includes some history of the village of repton and of the abbey. The apartment is situated in the heart of repton village within easy walking distance to popular pubs which offer wi fi, restaurants and shops. In 1792 page employed humphry repton, by then famous as a landscape architect, to convert the previous farmland into wooded parkland and to make improvements to the house. The boot, has just been renovated and refurbished, to a very high standard, and now offers luxurious accommodation, award winning classic and contemporary dishes and real ales including boot beer which is brewed in the boots own microbrewery. It is part of a grade 2 listed repton school former boarding house and is accessible via a communal staircase or lift.
Repton school is a coeducational independent school for boarding and day pupils aged between and 18 in repton, derbyshire, england. I think, even for people on holiday in derbyshire, it may be a little too complicated. It is of no surprise that there is a thriving repton village history group. Derbyshire was firmly part of mercia, and the trent valley was densely settled area, and a heartland of the.
Repton school is large enough to achieve excellence in and out of the classroom, yet small enough for individuals to flourish and grow. A viking camp dated to the winter of 8734, have been unearthed by a team of archaeologists from the university of bristol. This is an exlibrary book and may have the usual libraryused book markings inside. In the 15th century the magnificent 212foot 65metre tower and spire of st. A school in england is the first scholarly history of repton for many years. For, if we except the sacred annals of the jews, contained in the several books of the old testament, there is no other work extant, ancient or modern, which exhibits at one view a regular and chronological panorama of a people, described in rapid succession by different. It is located in the small village of repton, derbyshire and has been known since the 1970s. Search the history of over 424 billion web pages on the internet. Click on the map for other historical maps of this place. By the seventh century, the mercian royal family takes up residence here. Its history can be traced as far back as the mesolithic and neolithic, about 5,000 years ago. Repton, also called hreopedune in the anglosaxon chronicle, is a village in derbyshire, along the river trent.
If you have any comments for the guest book or questions to ask then click here. Repton was the old capital of the mercian kingdom, and a monastery was founded here in ad653 which was destroyed by the danes during their conquest of the area in ad874875. Two volumes were published in the early 20th century, volume i 1905 and volume ii 1907 before a cessation of vch activity in the county. Work formally restarted in 2002 and between 2005 and 2010, vch derbyshire was part of the englands past for everyone project. St wystans church at repton, derbyshire sits on a prominent bluff on the south side of the valley of the river trent. Repton crypt, dating from the first half of the 8th century, is of exceptional interest. It is the crypt of st wystans church, repton, a building with a history stretching back to the 7th century. Derbyshire man in his 30s drowned after falling into canal. Some things have hardly changed since the schools founding in 1557, the traditional values of encouraging pupils to aim high whilst showing respect. The history of repton in this period is closely linked to the anglosaxon kingdom of mercia. The repton stone anglosaxon england cambridge core. It is famous for its school, founded in 1557 by sir john port, of the neighbouring village of etwall, which has valuable entrance scholarships, and two leaving exhibitions to the universities annually. The village is noted for st wystans church, repton school and the anglosaxon repton abbey and medieva. Previous owners initials and date in top corner of title page.
The hundreds of appletree and repton and gresley, illustrated with heliotypes. Rlf is a varied programme of literature art and poetry, to inspire all. History of repton in south derbyshire map and description. Please note the image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,150grams, isbn. Repton was the old capital of the mercian kingdom, and a monastery was founded here in ad653 which was destroyed by the.
Repton, derbyshire photos, maps, books and memories of repton everything old photos old maps books memories nearby places. While it is usually difficult to reconcile the archaeological record with documentary sources, in the case of the findings at repton, derbyshire, there seems to be some agreement. Keene, and numerous other plates classic reprint cox, j. With just over six hundred and thirty pupils there is a vibrant, warm, community atmosphere. Repton, derbyshire genealogy genealogy familysearch wiki. The county contains part of the national forest, and borders on greater manchester to the northwest, west.
This south derbyshire village has one principal street, lined with a number of handsome georgian houses and cottages. Established in 1557 in derbyshire, england, repton uk is one the most prestigious independent schools in britain proudly offering 460 years of history and experience. There are places of worship for independents and wesleyan methodists. A viking skeleton from a grave at repton, derbyshire, in england. Viking ivar the boneless could be buried in repton. The hundreds of appletree and repton and gresley, illustrated with heliotypes from photographs by r. If you are happy to receive these notifications please opt in by clicking the box.
Remains of viking camp unearthed at historical village of. Repton was a skilled water colour painter, each commission was accompanied by one of his ingenious red books to illustrate his proposal. Constructed perhaps as a baptistery, later a royal mausoleum, then a place of pilgrimage to st wystan, it is one of the oldest and most important examples of anglosaxon architecture to survive intact. Indeed, david and his wife lilwen lived for 35 years in tudor lodge, a timberframed house over 400 years old. Of course the key element of the red book s design was the flap, or, as repton called it, the slide. The school only admitted boys for its first 400 years, and started accepting girls in the sixth form early in the 1970s, and within 20 years became fully coeducational. In the early middle ages, the river was likely to have been much closer than today. Welcome to repton church, st wystans church, repton. The obituary was featured in matlock mercury on february 28, 2020. Derbyshire cottage with offroad parking has a wealth of charm and original features. Donald carr, 1926 cricketer for derbyshire and england tom chambers, actor and winner of strictly come dancing 9 jeremy clarkson, journalist and expresenter of the bbc show top gear. After 100 yards, take the second turn left into askew grove. The school was boys only until girls were admitted to the sixth form early in the 1970s, and by the 1990s it was fully coeducational.
Only relevant to people interested in local history. Oct 10, 2008 this is an excellent, indepth history of derbyshire. Repton began by painting the view of a site as he envisaged it after his proposed improvements, then, on a separate sheet, painted its present state, cutting this second painting into a shape just big enough to hide the improvements when overlaid on the first. Freely available genealogical and historical data about the town of belper in derbyshire. Its one of repton s 40 listed buildings, probably more than any other derbyshire village. An amateur excavator discovered the burial mound at repton in the 17th century, and a viking axe was unearthed in 1924. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location pin, click options and click list contiguous parishes. Repton school will host the second repton literary festival with an impressive lineup of speakers and events from friday 25th to sunday 27th october 2019.
In august 1979 a large sculptured stone was discovered, broken and upside down in a pit immediately outside the eastern window of the anglosaxon crypt of the church of st wystan at repton in derbyshire pl. Repton is a village and civil parish in the south derbyshire district of derbyshire, england. In november 2017 ancient pages reported a viking camp dated to the winter of 8734, was unearthed by a team of archaeologists from the university of bristol. The pages include family tree data converted to web format using ged2html software. To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use england jurisdictions 1851 map. The church has never since ceased its parochial function, although by the 12th century ecclesi astical developments had reduced its area to a. The hall is ahead on your left, immediately after the junction with brookside close. A substantial portion of the peak district national park lies within derbyshire, containing the southern extremity of the pennine range of hills which extend into the north of the county. However for local people this is the best local history book. Repton, derbyshire photos, maps, books and memories of repton everything. Oct 27, 2007 repton, derbyshire here is a hidden marvel, a gem of anglosaxon architecture that is familiar to scholars of the early history of english buildings, but not well known to nonspecialists. Repton schoolhouse is proud to be part of the repton family building on the traditions.
Repton often called the areas he landscaped parks, and so it is to repton that wembley park owes its name. Repton, south derbyshire, derbyshire, de65 ii 10 burton road repton, south derbyshire, derbyshire, de65 ii 100106, high street repton, south derbyshire, derbyshire, de65 ii 2729, high street repton, south derbyshire, derbyshire, de65 ii 3 and 5, the cross repton, south derbyshire, derbyshire, de65 ii 31 burton road. Joan repton passed away in chesterfield, derbyshire. Repton village hall is situated in askew grove, off the high street. The history of repton is the last book by the respected. A brief history of repton the historical significance of repton is out of all proportion to its presentday size and status as a pleasant village on the south bank of the river trent in the southernmost part of derbyshire. The calendar below shows all books for each of the 3 available rooms. Repton school has established a strong brand identity in the uk and the middle east. My family have a loving cup passed down from his daughter, mary who married a mear but the initial on the cup is w thorp of repton. The national trust looks after many parks and gardens influenced by repton including sheringham park, norfolk, which he described as his most favourite work. St wystans at repton is one of the most important churches of the anglosaxon period because of its royal connections, the extent and character of its surviving anglosaxon fabric and the historical puzzles it presents. Repton photos, maps, books, memories francis frith.
According to the anglosaxon chronicle, in the year 873, the vikings invaded mercia and seized the town of repton, a royal center. The population taken at the 2001 census was 2,707, increasing to 2,867 at the 2011 census. The repton school offers the best fields, facilities and events in the greater derbyshire staffordshire region. Parish history edit edit source repton, st wystan is an ancient parish in the county of derbyshire. Repton stands close to the county boundary with neighbouring staffordshire and is as close to burton upon trent as to swadlingcote. The boot, is a 17th century coaching inn, in the historic village of repton, derbyshire. The church itself is one of the most interesting in the county, and has fortunately been the subject of various programmes of recording and excavation. In 187072, john marius wilsons imperial gazetteer of england and wales described repton like this.
Rare derbyshire books on dvd history genealogy local parish. Mass grave of viking great army buried in vicarage garden. Repton is a village on the edge of the river trent floodplain in the south of derbyshire, about 4. While the viking presence at repton has captured most popular interest see below, it was the previking archaeology that drew me here. We would like to keep you up to date with any news, promotions and offers. The articles below log the progress on the hall reconstruction, details on why it had to be built and a history of the halls in repton. A home of wonderful stories, learning and the beginning of many autobiographies. Photographs of repton, derby, england by andy savage.927 153 713 699 504 309 1273 953 621 300 706 530 1334 734 1290 1221 21 503 701 751 807 614 948 659 1083 321 344 1036 10 881 1193 1497 1467