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Horn, Rutland

Historical Description

Horn, a small township of the parish of Exton, in Rutland, on Horn Lane or Ermine Street, adjacent to Exton Park. Post town, Oakham. Acreage, 946; population, 23. The property belongs to the Earl of Gainsborough. A battle, known as Loosecoat Battle, was fought at Bloody Oaks here, in 1470, when the Lancastrians were defeated by Edward. IV, The living is a sinecure rectory, of small value, annexed to the vicarage of Exton, in the diocese of Peterborough. There is no church.

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 parishHorne All Saints 
Poor Law unionOakham 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Horn from the following: