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Little Casterton, Rutland

Historical Description

Casterton, Little, a parish in Rutland, on the river Gwash, 1½ mile W of Ryhall station on the G.N.R., and 2-½ miles N by W of Stamford. It includes the hamlet of Tolthorpe, and its post town is Stamford, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1227; population, 188. Tolthorpe Hall is an interesting stone building of the 14th century. The living is a rectory, united with the perpetual curacy of Tolthorpe, in the diocese of Peterborough; joint gross yearly value, £150 with residence. Patron, Lord Chesham. The church is partly Norman and Early English. There is a Wesleyan chapel at Casterton.

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 parishLittle Casterton All Saints 
Poor Law unionStamford 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1559.

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



Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is a small Norman and Early English building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a western turret, containing 2 bells : in the chancel is a brass to Sir Thomas Burton, of Tolthorpe, and his wife, dated 1381, and in the south aisle an interesting Early English arched tomb: there are two stained memorial windows, one a large east window, erected in 1910 to Hubert Eaton esq. of Tolethorpe Hall, and the other, a west window, erected in 1923 to J. G. Eaton, his son: the church was repaired in 1844 and restored and reseated in 1908, and has 100 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 Little Casterton 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 Little Casterton are available from a number of sites:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Tolethorpe or Tolthorpe

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 districtPE9
Post TownStamford