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Egleton, Rutland

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Egleton, Rutland

Egleton is a small village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. It is situated south east of Oakham, and is close to the western shore of Rutland Water. The parish church is dedicated to St Edmund and has a notable Norman tympanum. Shallow lagoons of the reservoir come close to the village on the south and east and more are planned as a result of increased take of supplies from Rutland Water. An area of ancient meadows, rich in orchids, lie to the east.
Post townOAKHAM
Administrative CountyRutland
Traditional CountyRutland
OS GridSK8707
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLeicestershire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01572
Population79 2001 Census

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

Egleton, par., Rutland, 1½ mile SE. of Oakham, 1450 ac., pop. 124.

Egleton, Rutland in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

EGLETON, a chapelry, in the parish, union, and soke of Oakham, county of Rutland, 2 miles (S. E.) from the town of Oakham; containing 138 inhabitants. The chapel is dedicated to St. Edmund.

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