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Tinwell, Rutland

Historical Description

Tinwell, a village and a parish in Rutland, on the north bank of the river Welland, 1½ mile W by S of Stanford station on the G.N.R., M.R., and L. & N.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Stamford. Acreage, 1711; population, 231. The manor with all the land belongs to the Marquis of Exeter. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £2 60 with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Exeter. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, N porch, and a small western Norman tower. It has some good memorial windows.

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 parishTinwell All Saints 
Poor Law unionStamford 

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

Church Records

The parish registers date from the year 1561.

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



Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is a building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, north porch and a small western tower containing 4 bells, one of which is dated 1639, the others 1674 and 1620; the tenor and second bells were recast and the whole rehung in an iron frame, with a set of chimes added, in 1883: in the chancel is a monument to Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Cecil esq. and sister of William, 1st Lord Burleigh, and another to the Rev. Richard Arthur Knowles, a former rector, d. 1796; and there are memorial windows to Mrs. Elizabeth Torkington, d. 1848; Mrs. Sarah Basket, d. 1843; Nelson Henry Arnold, Lieut. Madras Fusiliers, who died at Lucknow in 1857; and John Noble Clough esq d. 1856: a new font was erected in 1894 in memory of Emma, wife of former rector, and a new organ in 1900, at a cost of £75 the church was repaired in 1849, at a cost of nearly £600 and affords 150 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 Tinwell 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 Tinwell are available from a number of sites:

Villages, Hamlets, &c


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