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Lyndon, Rutland

Historical Description

Lyndon, a parish in Rutland, on the river Chater, 2½ miles E of Manton and Uppingham station on the M.R., and 4¼ NE of Uppingham. Post town, Oakham; money order and telegraph office, North Luffenham. Acreage, 911; population, 112. The manor, with Lyndon Hall, a fine and ancient mansion of stone, belongs to the Conant family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £132 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, has a tower, and was restored and enlarged in I860 at a cost of about £1400. The churchyard contains a monumental tablet to Whiston the translator of Josephus.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyRutland 
Ecclesiastical parishLyndon St. Martin 
HundredMartinsley 
Poor Law unionOakham 

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


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1580.

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

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1580-19161757-19301580-19301583-1990

Churches

Church of England

St. Martin (parish church)

The church of St. Martin is a small but ancient building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower, containing 4 bells, originally dated 1597, 1624, 1716 and 1687 respectively, but two were recast and the whole rehung in 1889: the alabaster pulpit, reredos and organ were presented in 1866 by E. N. Conant esq.: the church was restored in 1866, at a cost of £1,407, and affords 120 sittings: in the churchyard is a tablet in memory of the Rev. William Whiston M.A. the translator of the works of Josephus, who died here August 22, 1752.


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 Lyndon from the following:


Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Rutland is online.


Maps

Online maps of Lyndon 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.

CountyRutland
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtLE15
Post TownOakham