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Glaston, Rutland

Historical Description

Glaston, a village and a parish in Rutland, 2 miles NNW of Seaton and Uppingham station on the L. & N.W.R. and G.N.R. and 2½ ENE of Uppingham, with a post office under Uppingham; money order and telegraph office, Uppingham. Acreage, 1172; population, 208. Glaston House is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diooese of Peterborough; net yearly value; oC328 with residence. Patron, St Peter's College, Cambridge. The church is Early and Decorated English; has, between the nave and the chancel, an Early English tower; was extensively restored in 1862, and contains some old monuments.

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 parishGlaston St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionUppingham 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates for baptisms from 1558.

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



Church of England

St. Andrew (parish church)

The church of St. Andrew, erected in the 12th century, with alterations in the 13th and 14th centuries, is a building of stone, chiefly in the Decorated style, and consisting of chancel, cleirestoried nave, north aisle, south porch and a central tower with spire, containing a dock and 3 bells, dated 1598, 1616, 1622: the clock strikes upon a bell outside the spire, which has been described as a sanctus bell, but belongs to the 18th century: on the north side of the sacrarium is a 13th century coffin slab of Purbeck marble, incised with a floriated cross, above which is the matrix of the head and shoulders of an ecclesiastic, and the slab bears this inscription in Lombardic characters: . . . erd. De. Wileby. gist. ici. Deu. D. Sa Alme. eyt. mercy; another slab has an incised cross, on the base of which is the inscription, much defaced: See. Virginis. M.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Glaston 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 Glaston 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