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Egleton, Rutland

Historical Description

Egleton, a parish in Rutland, on an affluent of the river Gwash, near the Syston and Peterborough branch of the M.R.i 1½ mile SE from Oakham station. Post town, and money order and telegraph office, Oakham. Acreage, 923; population, 111, The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed with Langham and Brooke, to the vicarage of Oakham, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is a restored portion of a very large ancient edifice, which had a guild for masses.

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 parishOakham 
HundredSoke of Oakham 
Poor Law unionOakham 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1767.

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



Church of England

St. Edmund (parish church)

The church of St. Edmund is of stone in the Norman style, and consists of chancel, nave and a western tower with pinnacles and spire and containing 2 bells: it was formerly a much larger building, with a north aisle, now built up: the south porch and chancel arch are beautiful examples of Norman work: the stained east window was placed in 1875 by Mr. Joseph Tirrell, as a memorial to his father: the church was partially restored and reseated in 1872, at a cost of £325, and affords 140 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 Egleton 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 Egleton 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