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Caldecott, Rutland

Historical Description

Caldecott, a parish in Rutland, on the rivers Eye and Welland, adjacent to Rockingham Castle station on the L. & N.W.R. and G.N.R., 4½ miles S of Uppingham, which is the post town; telegraph office, Rockingham. Acreage, 1162; population of the civil parish, 300; of the ecclesiastical, 747. The living is a vicarage annexed to the rectory of Lyddington in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is an Early English building of stone.

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 
Civil parishLiddington 
Poor Law unionUppingham 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1612.

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



Church of England

St. John (parish church)

The church of St. John is an Early English building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower, with lofty octagonal spire, containing a clock and 5 bells, four of which are dated 1696, the fifth appearing to be of much older date; there is a memorial window to Mary Jane Browne, erected in 1860: the font is ancient, and the church retains some ancient encaustic tiles in the middle wall beside the chancel arch: a new vestry and organ chamber were added in 1908, at a cost of £400: there are 170 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 Caldecott 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 Caldecott 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 districtLE16
Post TownMarket Harborough