Saint Wystan - Repton, Derbyshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 50.464 W 001° 33.093
30U E 597560 N 5855573
Quick Description: Repton is the cradle of Christianity in the Midlands. Christians have worshipped on this site since 653 AD, when Elfleda, the new bride of Paeda, son of King Penda of Mercia, introduced Christianity to his father's kingdom at Repton.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/29/2013 8:43:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ5W2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
"St. Wystan's Church, Repton, is a parish church located in Repton, Derbyshire, famous for its Anglo-Saxon crypt which is the burial place of two Mercian Kings. It is designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building, and is dedicated to the Anglo-Saxon Saint Wystan (or Wigstan), who was formerly buried within the church's crypt.

The Anglo-Saxon abbey church was cruciform and may have had a tower over its central crossing. The nave of the current church has Medieval Gothic north and south aisles that were rebuilt in the 13th century and widened early in the 14th century. The west tower and recessed spire were added in 1340. The top of the spire is 212 feet (65 m) above ground level. In the 15th century the nave clerestory with its timber roof and the two-storey porch were built and the tower windows were altered. Monuments inside the church include an alabaster effigy of a knight from about 1400 and monuments to members of the Thacker family from 1563 and 1710. The tower has a ring of eight bells, the oldest of which was cast at Leicester in about 1500."

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Building Materials: Stone

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