Greetham, Rutland

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The main street of Greetham
Greetham Oakham St Mary the Virgin.JPG
St Mary the Virgin parish church
Greetham is located in Rutland
 Greetham shown within Rutland
Area  4.81 sq mi (12.5 km2[1]
Population 609 2001 Census[2]
   – density  127/sq mi (49/km2)
OS grid reference SK9214
   – 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
Website Greetham, Rutland
List of places

Coordinates: 52°43′12″N 0°37′52″W / 52.720°N 0.631°W / 52.720; -0.631

Greetham is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England.

The village is on the B668 road between the county town of Oakham and the A1 and on the north-south Viking Way long distance footpath linking the Humber Bridge and Oakham.

The oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of St Mary the Virgin are Norman, but the church today is largely as it was rebuilt in the 13th–15th centuries.[3][4] The west tower and spire are 13th or 14th century and the south porch was built in 1673.[3][4] The church is a Grade I listed building.[4]

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust owns Merry's Meadows nature reserve,[5] a SSSI in the parish that is important for species characteristic of unimproved grassland. East of the village just before the Sewstern Lane junction, just north of the B668 is Greetham Lime Quarry[6] owned by the Dickerson Group of Waterbeach.

Greetham has three pubs: the Plough, the Black Horse Inn and the Wheatsheaf, all on the B668. To the east is the Greetham Valley golf course.[7] On the A1 near Stretton is a former pub, the Olde Greetham Inn, now owned by Construction Interior Design.

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  1. ^ "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 15 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rutland Civil Parish Populations". Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 15 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Pevsner 1960, p. 301.
  4. ^ a b c "Church of St Mary, Church Lane". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 14 June 1954. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Merry Meadows nature reserve". Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. 
  6. ^ "Greetham Lime Quarry". Geograph. 
  7. ^ Golf club


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