A fairly large and well-known village that has some interesting historical features. Repton is curiously known as the capital of Mercia, and in St Wystan’s Church you will find a Saxon crypt that contains the burial place of Mercian Kings, dating from around 750AD.

This is one of the most important relics of Saxon architecture in the country. There had been a monastery originally on the site, but although once destroyed by the Danes, the crypt managed to remain intact and eventually the church was built on top. 

Repton School was founded in 1557, and has continued to build on its solid reputation as a private boarding school. It has some famous alumni including Roald Dahl and Jeremy Clarkson.  

Repton’s history is apparent when walking about the village with plenty of period properties  and monuments such as the medieval cross in the North of the village. 


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