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Whissendine, Rutland

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Whissendine, Rutland

Whissendine is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland, England lying north west of the county town, Oakham. It has two pubs (The White Lion and The Three Horseshoes), a church, a former Methodist chapel, and a windmill. The Methodist chapel closed in 2009, the last service being held on 30 August. Whissendine Windmill, built in 1809, is again producing flour. Miller Nigel Moon restored the full set of sails in September 2006 and has returned it to wind power.
Post townOAKHAM
Administrative CountyRutland
Traditional CountyRutland
OS GridSK8214
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01572
Population1,189 2001 Census

Other names by which Whissendine, Rutland has been known in the past

Wissendine ~ Wyssenden ~ Wichingedene

Whissendine, Rutland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Whissendine, par. and vil. with ry. sta., in NW. of Rutland - par., 3870 ac., pop. 732; vil., 1½ mile SW. of sta, which is 5 miles N. of Oakham; P.O.

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