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History of the Washlands Burton upon Trent

The History of the Washlands dates back to the 7th century when Saint Modwen built a chapel and settlement dedicated to Saint Andrew on Andressey Island. In 874 AD, when the Danes invaded the region by sailing up the river Trent, they burned down the Saxon buildings and destroyed Saint Modwen’s Chapel. Evidence of the… Read more »


St. Modwen’s and the Nuns of Burton Christianity came to the Midlands around A.D. 653. shortly afterwards the monastery at Repton was founded. Soon to follow was the religious settlement at Burton upon Trent by St. Modwen, where she built her church on a island called Andressey. The church was built at the foot of… Read more »