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Can anyone help with some geography please?

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RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 17 Feb 2013 18:57

The hard men ( and women ) run the circuit rather than do wheelies. IMHO it is best to watch them sweat from the comfort of the Finch's Arms.

That being said a push bike is a great way to get around Rutland and Framland, a sort of extension of Rutland into Leicestershire.

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 17 Feb 2013 18:41

It also has a challenging cycle ride circa 23 miles if you do the full circuit, and around 17, if you miss out the peninsula.......

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 17 Feb 2013 16:17

I have a huge archive of stuff all about Rutland going back to the year dot.
I also know the modern (*) county very well.

Just ask for anything you may need.

(*) modern is not a word that most people would use to describe Rutland. There are those who say it was the model Tolkien used for the Shire. It is a secret wonderful place with the huge advantage that there are no footballer's wives and no Cameronians or NOTW journalists. Otherwise like the Cotswolds great pubs in pretty little villages, wonderful riding and one of the top hunts. Rutland Water has a marooned quaint Georgian church. The massive lake is a favourite of both birds of all kinds and sailor's.

Oakham still has some stocks in working order.

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 17 Feb 2013 15:42

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lyddington is a village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. There are two public houses, The Marquess of Exeter and The Old White Hart.
The Bedehouse.

Lyddington Bede House, owned by English Heritage, is a Grade I listed building incorporating parts of a medieval bishop's palace. In 1547 it was seized on behalf of the king from the Bishops of Lincoln and later passed to Lord Burghley.

In 1600 part of the palace was converted into an almshouse and it continued in this use until 1930. The remains of the fishponds of the bishop's palace are nearby.

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 17 Feb 2013 14:54

The Uppingham reservoir, now known as Rutland Water....Oakham church was part of the village that was submerged when the reservoir was commisioned, and is sometimes submerged, depending on the level of water.....

Rutland is the smallest county in England . it was once removed from maps but was reinstated....

There is a picturesque Railway viaduct (Harrington Viaduct)near Seaton, has about 31 spans across the valley, If I recall correctly ,

Bob

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 17 Feb 2013 14:40

Thanks Von :-D Looking at Uppingham, that's in Leicester, I can only find a birth 5 years out, not sure if it's "my" lady, but I'll ask my friend if she knows anything about her ancestor.

Thanks again for all your help everyone :-D

Von

Von Report 17 Feb 2013 14:27

There's also this site Lynda

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=4924
Good luck with the search
Von

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 17 Feb 2013 14:22

http://www.antiquemaps.com/maps/nr/rutlandshire/

Map 7032 spelled with i

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 17 Feb 2013 14:21

Thanks Rose & Andrew, I have heard of Rutland, but didn't realise it was a County.

Thanks again, off to look :-D

Andrew

Andrew Report 17 Feb 2013 14:19

On the 1900 series maps on Ancestry it is spelt with an 'i'.

Andy

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 17 Feb 2013 14:18

Just googled antique maps , and on one of them back in 18ThC it is spelled with a 'u'.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 17 Feb 2013 14:15

Lynda i expect you have found it already but you could ask, they may have old maps to look at and see if the village was ever spelled with an 'i'?

http://www.lyddingtonhistory.co.uk/

Andrew

Andrew Report 17 Feb 2013 14:14

Spelling do change over time as people wrote down what they heard.

The modern spelling is Lyddington. The village is just south of Uppingham

Population 397 in 2001 census

Andy

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 17 Feb 2013 14:06

I am helping someone with their family tree, and a Great Grandmother, says in four census' that she was born in Liddington Rutland, looking for her birth, I can't find it, so I looked for Liddington and Rutland, but it's hard to find, in fact from what I've read, it doesn't exist, soe have said it should be spelt Lyddington, but on all census' the spelling is Liddington.

Does anybody have knowledge of the area, to point me in the right direction?

Ta :-D