St Andrews church
Glaston shown within Rutland
|Area||1.83 sq mi (4.7 km2) |
|Population||185 2001 Census|
|- Density||101 /sq mi (39 /km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||79 miles (127 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Rutland and Melton|
Glaston is about four miles (6 km) south of Rutland Water and is situated on the A47 two miles (3 km) east of Uppingham. There are approximately 80 houses in total with one public house 'The Old Pheasant' on Main Road (A47) (previously the Monckton Arms), and a flooring warehouse 'Glaston Carpets'. There is an active Parish Meeting that is held once a month and villagers are currently trying to get a bypass for the village. The parish church of St Andrew has an unusual central spire.
Duke of Wellington
Glaston has a strong connection with the Duke of Wellington. Although his family adopted the name Wesley or Wellesley, their original name was Colley, and they were descended from the English-born judge Robert Cowley who came to Ireland about 1500. Robert was almost certainly born in Glaston, where the Cowley family were Lords of the Manor from about 1400.
- "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
- "Rutland Civil Parish Populations". Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
- "Glaston Early Upper Palaeolithic Project.". University of Leicester Archaeological Services. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
- Ball, F.Elrington The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921 John Murray London 1926 Vol.1 p.203
- Gloucestershire Notes and Queries 1890 p.564
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