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Repton, Derbyshire

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Repton, Derbyshire

Repton is a village and civil parish on the edge of the River Trent floodplain in South Derbyshire, about 4.5 miles north of Swadlincote. Repton is close to the county boundary with neighbouring Staffordshire and about 4.5 miles northeast of Burton upon Trent.
DistrictSouth Derbyshire
Post townDerby
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK3026
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01283
Population2,707 (2001 census)

Other names by which Repton, Derbyshire has been known in the past

Hreopandune ~ Hrepandun ~ Repandunum ~ Repindon ~ Reppandune ~ Rapendune ~ Rapendun

Repton, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Repton, par., township, and vil. (ry. sta. Repton and Willington), Derbyshire, 4 miles NE. of Burton-on-Trent - par., 5487 ac., pop. 2060; township, pop. 1724; P.O., T.O. Repton was a seat of the Mercian kings, and has numerous remains of antiquity. A nunnery was founded here in the 7th century, and a priory, which has left some traces, in 1172. The school, which ranks high among educational institutions, was founded in 1556.

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