The road into Lyddington
Lyddington shown within Rutland
|Area||3.32 sq mi (8.6 km2) |
|Population||397 2001 Census|
|- Density||120 /sq mi (46 /km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||78 miles (126 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Rutland and Melton|
Lyddington Bede House, owned by English Heritage, is a Grade I listed building incorporating parts of a medieval bishop's palace. In 1547 it was seized on behalf of the king from the Bishops of Lincoln and later passed to Lord Burghley. In 1600 part of the palace was converted into an almshouse and it continued in this use until 1930. The remains of the fishponds of the bishop's palace are nearby.
Residents of Lyddington raised £37,000 to offer 200 homes the super-fast broadband that BT could not deliver. The broadband connection was upgraded by Rutland Telecom using a technique called sub-loop unbundling and residents can now achieve broadband speeds of up to 25Mbit/s. This was the first time in the UK that Fibre to the Cabinet technology had been used in a rural village.
- "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
- "Rutland Civil Parish Populations". Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
- BBC News; Rutland Telecom offers villagers fast broadband
- "Ultrafast broadband". Retrieved 9 March 2012.
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