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RUTLAND VILLAGES

Our inspired community.

The towns and villages across Rutland are home to some great communities, many of which are doing their bit to promote biodiversity, reduce waste and tackle climate change. On this pages you can find out what your community has been up to, whether they have upcoming events, and how to get involved if so. Please do let us know if there’s something in your community that you’d like to see listed!

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Ridlington

Ridlington is a village and civil parish in Rutland in the East Midlands of England. The population of the village was 202 at the time of the 2001 census, including Ayston, Leighfield and Wardley also increasing to 260 at the 2011 census. The village’s name means ‘farm/settlement of Redel’

Ketton

Ketton is a village and civil parish in Rutland in the East Midlands of England. It is about 8 miles east of Oakham and 3 miles west of Stamford, Lincolnshire. The 2011 Census recorded a parish population of 1,926, making it the fourth-largest settlement in Rutland, after Oakham, Uppingham and Cottesmore.

Market Overton

Market Overton is a village on the northern edge of the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. The population of the civil parish was 494 at the 2001 census, increasing to 584 at the 2011 census.

Oakham

Allegedly named after a local Saxon lord named ‘Occa’, Oakham is the county town of Rutland. It is located half-way between Leicester and Peterborough, in the East Midlands. The 2011 Census recorded a population of 10,922. Although it has no turrets, there are 200 decorative horseshoes displayed in Oakham Castle.

Barleythorpe

Barleythorpe is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. It is located about a mile (1.6 km) north-west of Oakham. The population at the 2001 census was 178, increasing to 207 at the 2011 census, estimated at 2,910 in 2022
The village’s name means ‘Outlying farm/settlement’.

Uppingham

Uppingham is a market town in Rutland, England, off the A47 between Leicester and Peterborough, 6 miles (10 km) south of the county town, Oakham. It had a population of 4,745 according to the 2011 census, estimated at 4,853 in 2019. Uppingham was named “best place to live in the Midlands in 2022” by The Times newspaper.

Langham

Langham is a village and civil parish in Rutland in the East Midlands of England. The village is about 2 miles (3 km) north-west of Oakham, on the A606 main road linking Oakham and Melton Mowbray. The village’s name means ‘homestead/village which is long or hemmed-in land which is long’.

Whissendine

Whissendine is a village and civil parish in Rutland, England, north-west of the county town, Oakham. The population at the 2001 census was 1,189, increasing to 1,253 at the 2011 census.
The village’s name either means ‘valley of Hwicce’ or ‘valley of the people of Hwicci’. Alternatively, perhaps ‘valley of the pirates’.

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