Cottesmore, Rutland

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Signpost in Cottesmore
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Cottesmore St Nicholas
Cottesmore is located in Rutland
 Cottesmore shown within Rutland
Area  3.91 sq mi (10.1 km2[1]
Population 2,332 2001 Census[2]
   – density  596/sq mi (230/km2)
OS grid reference SK904136
   – London  87 miles (140 km) SSE 
Unitary authority Rutland
Shire county Rutland
Ceremonial county Rutland
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OAKHAM
Postcode district LE15
Dialling code 01572
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Rutland and Melton
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Coordinates: 52°43′N 0°40′W / 52.71°N 0.66°W / 52.71; -0.66

Cottesmore (pronounced Cotts'more as a result of its origins as Cotts Moor) is a village in the north of the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. In terms of population it is the largest village in Rutland, and the third-largest settlement after Oakham and Uppingham. This is due in part to the presence of RAF Cottesmore, now Kendrew Barracks.

The Cottesmore Hunt takes its name from the village (although the kennels are not in the parish). Sir William Lowther[disambiguation needed] brought the foxhounds he had bought from Thomas Noel to Cottesmore in 1740.

The Duke of York commanded the minesweeper HMS Cottesmore from April 1993 until November 1994 and visited the village with members of his crew.

At the time of Edward the Confessor (mid 11th century), "Manors Cottesmore" was held, together with Greetham, by Saxon called Goda. Goda held 12 carucates of land, three of which were held in tax to the Danegeld. The King held three carucates in demesne and three socmen with 40 villeins and six bordarii held 20 carucates. Of the land held by the manor, one Goisfridus held half a carucate; he had one plough and eight villeins. Cottesmore also had 40 acres (160,000 m2) of meadow and a wood measuring a mile in length by seven furlongs in breadth.


  1. ^ "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 7 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rutland Civil Parish Populations" (PDF). Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 7 February 2009. 

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