Egleton

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Egleton
St Edmund, Egleton - geograph.org.uk - 2556.jpg
St Edmund's, Egleton
Egleton is located in Rutland
Egleton
Egleton
 Egleton shown within Rutland
Area  1.44 sq mi (3.7 km2[1]
Population 79 2001 Census[2]
   – density  55/sq mi (21/km2)
OS grid reference SK876074
   – London  84 miles (135 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
List of places
UK
England
Rutland

Coordinates: 52°39′29″N 0°42′22″W / 52.658°N 0.706°W / 52.658; -0.706

Egleton is a small village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. It is situated south east of Oakham, and is close to the western shore of Rutland Water.

Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre

The parish church is dedicated to St Edmund and has a notable Norman tympanum.

Shallow lagoons of the reservoir come close to the village on the south and east and more are planned as a result of increased take of supplies from Rutland Water. An area of ancient meadows, rich in orchids, lie to the east. The Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre is here and the British Birdwatching Fair is held in the parish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 7 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rutland Civil Parish Populations". Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 8 February 2009. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Egleton at Wikimedia Commons