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Stretton, Rutland

Historical Description

Stretton, a village and a parish in Rutland, 5½ miles W by S of Little Bytham station on the G.N.R., and 8 NNW from Stamford, with a post office under Oakham; money order and telegraph office, Cottesmore. Acreage, 1976; population, 194. The manor, with most of the land, belongs to the Earl of Ancaster. Stocken Hall is a country mansion standing amidst some thick woods near the boundary of the county with Lincolnshire. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £220 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in mixed styles, Norman, Early English, and Jacobean.

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 parishStretton St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionOakham 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1631.

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



Church of England

St. Nicholas (parish church)

The church of St. Nicholas is a building of stone, erected in the 11th century, and consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, transepts, south porch and a small double bell-cote of Early English date, containing 2 bells, dated respectively 1710 and 1663: the earliest portions of the church are Norman, dating from about 1080, and comprise the south doorway and the west and south walls: the arcade between the nave and aisle is Early English, and dates from about 1160: the south transept is Jacobean: the church was thoroughly restored in 1881 at a cost of £1,600, under the superintendence of James Fowler esq. F.R.I.B.A. 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 Stretton 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 Stretton 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