Foston and Scropton

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Foston and Scropton
Scropton church 133966 cfff59c4.jpg
St. Paul's parish church
Foston and Scropton is located in Derbyshire
Foston and Scropton
Foston and Scropton
Foston and Scropton shown within Derbyshire
Population 728 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SK1930
Civil parish
  • Foston and Scropton
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Derby
Postcode district DE65
Dialling code 01283
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
Website Foston and Scropton Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Derbyshire
52°52′08″N 1°42′50″W / 52.869°N 1.714°W / 52.869; -1.714Coordinates: 52°52′08″N 1°42′50″W / 52.869°N 1.714°W / 52.869; -1.714

Foston and Scropton is a civil parish in the Dove valley in South Derbyshire. It includes the village of Scropton and hamlet of Foston. The population of the civil parish at the 2001 Census was 728 increasing to 854 at the 2011 Census.[2]

The Domesday book records that in 1086 Henry de Ferrers held a manor here.[3]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Paul, Scropton contains late 15th and early 16th century monuments.[4] However, the church was rebuilt in 1855–56 under the direction of the Gothic Revival architect Benjamin Ferrey.[4] The village of Scropton has no shop or pub put it does have a large house called the old school house.

Economy[edit]

Scropton's Cranberry Foods was bought by Faccenda Group in May 2012; the site is the second largest turkey processor in the UK after Bernard Matthews Ltd. Foston is home to JCB Power Systems, and a large dairy of Dairy Crest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area selected: South Derbyshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Domesday Book
  4. ^ a b Pevsner & Williamson, 1978, page 315

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