Lyddington

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Coordinates: 52°33′47″N 0°42′32″W / 52.563°N 0.709°W / 52.563; -0.709

Lyddington
Lyddington.jpg
The road into Lyddington
Lyddington is located in Rutland
Lyddington
Lyddington
 Lyddington shown within Rutland
Area  3.32 sq mi (8.6 km2[1]
Population 397 2001 Census[2]
    - Density  120 /sq mi (46 /km2)
OS grid reference SP875969
    - London  78 miles (126 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
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Lyddington is a village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. There are two public houses, The Marquess of Exeter and The Old White Hart.

The Bedehouse

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.

Broadband Connection[edit]

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.[3] This was the first time in the UK that Fibre to the Cabinet technology had been used in a rural village.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 15 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rutland Civil Parish Populations". Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 15 March 2009. 
  3. ^ BBC News; Rutland Telecom offers villagers fast broadband
  4. ^ "Ultrafast broadband". Retrieved 9 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lyddington at Wikimedia Commons