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Seaton, Rutland

Historical Description

Seaton, a village and a parish in Rutland. The village stands near the L. & N.W.R., 2½ miles ESE of Uppingham; was known at Domesday as Segentone, and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Kettering; money order office, Harringworth; telegraph office, Uppingham. The parish contains also the hamlet of Thorpe-by-Water, and comprises 2135 acres; population of the civil parish, with Thorpe, 337; of the ecclesiastical, 351. The manor belonged at Domesday to Robert de Todeni, passed to the Beaufoes and others, and belongs now to the Monckton family. The living is a rectory, united with Thorpe-by-Water, in the diocese of Peterborough; joint net value, £452 with residence. The church, which was thoroughly restored in 1875, is an ancient Early English building of stone.

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 parishSeaton All Saints 
Poor Law unionUppingham 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1538.

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



Church of England

All Hallows (parish church)

The church of All Hallows is an edifice of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, with some Decorated work, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a western tower with broach spire, containing 5 bells, 4 dated respectively 1684, 1597, 1597, and 1669, and one without date: part of the north arcade is Norman, and the chancel arch of the Early Norman period affords an exquisite example of 12th century decoration: over the arch is a curious opening, discovered at the restoration: the chancel, south aisle, one bay of the north aisle, and the tower and spire belong to about the middle of the 15th century, but the south doorway is Norman work of the 12th century: the chancel has three enriched sedilia, a piscina, and three aumbries: in the south aisle are two arched recesses, one of which contains a female effigy removed from the chancel: the Early English octagonal font was dismembered at the restoration and formed into a stone seat, now under a window behind the modern font: the alabaster reredos was presented in 1889, by the Rev. Thomas Heycock M.A. rector (1867-90): the stained east window was erected by E. P. Monckton esq. to the memory of his wife: there is a monument to the Monckton family: a new organ was provided in 1897: the church was thoroughly restored in 1874-5, at a coat of £2,523, and affords 180 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 Seaton 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 Seaton are available from a number of sites:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Thorpe by Water

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