Rutland place-names

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
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Full name Rutland
Abbreviation Rut
Coordinate 52.667378, -0.655682
Area (1801) 387.70908 km2[1]
Population (1801) 16300[1]
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Localities named after Robin Hood (or members of his band) in Rutland. Click cluster marker for locality markers. Click locality marker for link to page. Historical county boundary co­ordi­nates provided by the Historic Counties Trust.
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-05-23. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2022-05-27.


County description

The Historic Counties Trust describes Rutland as follows:

Rutland is the smallest county in England, and indeed the smallest of them all after Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire. Rutland is the heart of the Midlands. Rutland is almost entirely agricultural, the only towns of any size being Oakham and Uppingham, both small and charming. Elsewhere Rutland is characterized by delightful villages. Those in the east of the county are built mostly in oolitic limestone, those in the south and west more in warm limestone. Rutland is a well watered place; the Eye Brook, the Chater, and the Gwash flowing through green vales between rolling hills. The south-eastern border is the Welland. The Gwash was dammed in the 1970s, flooding a huge area for a reservoir; Rutland Water. Although its construction was the subject of considerable opposition and involved the demolition of the hamlet of Nether Hambleton, Rutland Water today provides a major recreational resource to the county and is a wetland of international wildlife importance. Around Uppingham the ground rises into broken and picturesque scenery. The county town, Oakham lies in the Vale of Catmose. It is a small, charming market town centred around a small square and market-cross. Oakham Castle, within the town, is a fortified manor house with an important 12th century great hall and home of an extraordinary collection of presentation horseshoes.

Main Towns: Cottesmore, Ketton, Oakham, Market Overton, Uppingham.
Main Rivers: Welland, Eye, Gwash, Chater.
Highlights: Market place, Oakham; Oakham School; Rutland Water.
Highest Point: Flitteriss Park, 196.9 m.
Area: 393.68 km2.[2]


18th Century

1 Robin Hood-related place-name first documented in the 18th century.

19th Century

1 Robin Hood-related place-name first documented in the 19th century.

20th Century

1 Robin Hood-related place-name first documented in the 20th century.


1 Miscellaneous place-name and locality.

All localities

4 Place-names and localities.

Place-name clusters

1 Cluster of Robin Hood place-names, localities with local traditions, literary locales etc.

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