Repton crypt, dating from the first half of the 8th Century, is of exceptional interest
A fascinating place to visit, St Wystan’s Church clearly shows examples of all the major styles of Medieval building in England, except the Norman style of the 12th Century.
Repton crypt, dating from the first half of the 8th Century, is of exceptional interest. 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 Angle-Saxon architecture to survive intact. Sir John Betjeman described it as “holy air encased in stone”.
The lovely old churchyard surrounding the Church is also a place of interest, with its lych gate dedicated to Reverend A.F.E. Forman for 30 years a master at the adjacent Repton School, war memorial, small quiet garden and an area dedicated to 16 young men who lost their lives during World Wall II.