Ketton, a village and a parish in Rutland. The village stands on the river Chater, adjacent to the Peterborough and Syston branch of the M.R., near the boundary with Northamptonshire, 3 1/2 miles SW by W of Stamford, and has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Stamford. The parish contains also the hamlets of Geeston, Aldgate, and Kelthorpe. Acreage, 3338; population of the civil parish, 1035; of the ecclesiastical, with Tixover, 1121. The old manor belonged in the time of Stephen to Richard de Humel, and passed through various hands to the Harringtons and the Noels. The manor of Kelthorpe belongs to Lord Willoughby de Eresby, and the manors of Grenehams, Whitwells, and Hutchins belong to Lady North-wich. Ketton Hall is a mansion in the Tudor style, standing in a park of 70 acres. The Ketton quarries, about a mile N of the village, are noted for tlieir excellent freestone. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Tixover, in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £S 13 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Peterborough. The church is partly Norman, partly Early English, comprises nave, aisles, chancel, and N and S transepts, with a central tower, surmounted by a spire 180 feet high, was restored at much expense in 1861-63, with insertion of Early Decorated English new tracery in most of the windows, and contains three sedilia, and formerly had an old painting of St Christopher. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels, and some small charities.
Details of the places of worship in Ketton, and their records, can be found on the following pages:
- St. Mary (Church of England)
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Rutland is online.
Villages, Hamlets, &c
The Visitation of Rutland, 1618-19 and The Visitation of Rutland 1681-2 are available to browse on the Heraldry page.