Foston and Scropton
|Foston and Scropton|
St. Paul's parish church
|Foston and Scropton shown within Derbyshire|
|Population||728 (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|Website||Foston and Scropton Parish Council|
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.
The Church of England parish church of Saint Paul, Scropton contains late 15th and early 16th century monuments. However, the church was rebuilt in 1855–56 under the direction of the Gothic Revival architect Benjamin Ferrey. The village of Scropton has no shop or pub put it does have a large house called the old school house.
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.
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- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
- Domesday Book
- Pevsner & Williamson, 1978, page 315
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Williamson, Elizabeth (1978) . Derbyshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 315. ISBN 0-14-071008-6.
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