Repton
Community ID
 
1582
 
Region
 
2G
 
Date Founded
 
697 or earlier. Refounded: 1153-1159 refoundation for Augustinian canons.
 
Date Terminated
 
874
 
Foundation Information
 

The tradition that it was founded according to legend by St David in the 6th century is almost certainly untrue. Foot notes that it was founded to commemorate Mercian Kings (Veiled Women, vol. 1, 45).

 
Notable Heads
 

Abbess Alfritha was abbess in 697 over a house of monks and nuns

 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

St. Guthlac was a monk here before becoming a hermit in the early 8th century

 
Contributors
 
Bruce L. Venarde
 
Date Started
 
697
 
Date Finished
 
874
 
Length
 
274