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Ayston, Rutland

Historical Description

Ayston, a parish in Rutland, 1 mile NNW of Uppingham, and 2½ miles SSW of Manton station on the M.R. Post town, Uppingham, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 904; population, 94. Ayston Hall is a chief residence, and the seat of the Fludyer family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £216. The church is an edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyRutlandshire 
Ecclesiastical parishAyston St. Mary 
Poor Law unionUppingham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Census Records

We have transcribed the 1901 census return for Ayston.

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1658.

Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Ayston:



Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is an edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells; one of which is dated 1626; the tenor bell was presented by the Rev Sir J. H. Fludyer bart. in 1877 in commemoration of his having completed the fiftieth year of his ministry as curate and rector in this parish: there is a stained window in the south aisle: the church affords 150 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ayston from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Rutland is online.


Online maps of Ayston are available from a number of sites:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Rutland, 1618-19 and The Visitation of Rutland 1681-2 are available to browse on the Heraldry page.

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE15
Post TownOakham