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  • Rutland

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    Ashwell
    Ex(e)welle: Earl Hugh and Jocelyn from him, formerly Earl Harold.
    Attractive

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    B

    Barrowden
    Berchedone: King's land; Robert de Tosny.

    Belmesthorpe
    Belmestorp: Countess Judith. Mill.

    Bisbrooke
    Bitlesbroch: King's land. Robert from Countess Judith.

    Burley
    Burgelai: Gilbert de Ghent and Geoffrey from him.
    Burley House, home of the first Duke of Buckingham in the 15th century.

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    Caldecott
    Caldecote: Walter from Bishop of Lincoln.
    Roman site by the river; Norman church, partly built with Roman tiles.

    Cottesmore
    Cotesmore: King's land.
    Site of Bronze Age, Roman and Saxon settlements.

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    Empingham
    Epingeham: Sasfrid from William Peverel; Gilbert de Ghent. 11 mills.
    Mill Farm.

    Essendine
    Esindone: Walter from Bishop of Lincoln. Mill.
    Ruined castle, once the home of the Cecil family.

    Exton
    Exentune: Countess Judith. 2 mills.
    Pretty; green.

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    Glaston
    Gladestone: King's land; William from Countess Judith.
    Saxon cemetery; hall.

    Greetham
    Gretham: King's land. Mill.
    A stream runs through the village.

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    Hambleton
    Hameldun(e) / Hemeldune: King's land. Albert. 3 churches. Mill.
    Hilltop; Norman church.

    Hardwick
    Hardvic:
    Deserted.

    Horn
    Horne: Bishop of Durham; Grimbald from Countess Judith. 4 mills.
    Lakeside.

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    Ketton
    Chetene: King's land. Mill.
    Well known for its stone and cement works.

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    Luffenham
    Lufenham: King's land and Hugh de Port from the King. 2 mills.
    Now 2 villages, North Luffenham, site of a Saxon settlement 450-650, and South Luffenham.

    Lyddington
    Lidentone: Walter from Bishop of Lincoln. 2 mills.
    Ironstone; fishponds nearby.

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    Market Overton
    Overtune / Ovretone: Countess Judith and Earl Waltheof from her.
    Green; whipping post; site of a Saxon village, c.600. The tower arch of the village church is late Saxon.

    Morcott
    Morcote: King's land.
    Attractive.

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    Ridlington
    Redlinctune: King's land. Church jurisdiction. 3 churches, 2 mill sites.
    Church with a Norman tympanum.

    Ryhall
    Riehale: Countess Judith. 2 mills.
    During the 7th century, St. Tibba, patron saint of falconers, is said to have lived in a cell on the site where the church now stands.

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    Scolthorpe
    Sculthorpe:
    Lost.

    Seaton
    Segentone / gestone / Seieton(e): King's land; Countess Judith; Robert de Tosny.

    Snelston
    Smelistone:
    Lost.

    Stoke Dry
    Stoche: Walter from Bishop of Lincoln; Peterborough Abbey.
    Isolated; seat of the Digbys, who produced Everard, the Gunpowder Plotter.

    Stretton
    Stratone / -tune: Countess Judith and Earl Waltheof from her.

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    Teigh
    Tie: Robert Malet. Mill.
    Limestone. Anthony Jenkinson, the first Englishman to enter central Asia (1550s), is buried here.

    Thistleton
    Tistertune / Tisteltune / Tisteltone: Hugh from Countess Judith; Alfred of Lincoln and Gleu from him; Gleu from Godfrey de Cambrai.
    Peaceful.

    Thorpe-by-Water
    Torp: King's land. William from Countess Judith.
    Riverside.

    Tickencote
    Tichecote: Grimbald from Countess Judith. Mill.
    2 carved heads in the chancel arch of the church possibly represent Robert Grimbold and his wife.

    Tinwell
    Tedinwelle: Peterborough Abbey.
    2 mills.

    Tixover
    Tichesovre: King's land. Mill.
    Early 12th century church, now alone in the fields, which once served a riverside community who were probably wiped out by the Black Death. The present village is mile away.

    Tolethorpe
    Toltorp: William FitzAnsculf and Robert from him. 4 mills.
    Tolethorpe Hall where Robert Brown, the Puritan and founder of the Brownist sect was born in 1549; medieval gatehouse.

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    Whissendine
    Wichingedene: Hugh de Hotot from Countess Judith.
    Large; earthworks of a medieval manor house.

    Whitwell
    Witewell: Countess Judith and Herbert from her. Church, mill.
    13th century church. Much of the parish was flooded when the Rutland Water reservoir was constructed in the 1970s.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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