St Mary's Church, Morcott
Morcott shown within Rutland
|Area||2.13 sq mi (5.5 km2) |
|Population||329 2001 Census|
|– density||154 /sq mi (59 /km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||79 miles (127 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Rutland and Melton|
Morcott railway station on the branch line between Seaton and Luffenham closed in 1966. The road bridge which carries the High Street over the old railway cutting is a skew arch containing construction features rarely seen.
Morcott Hall was for 25 years an independent girl's school. It is now again a private house.
The village hall was previously a Baptist chapel. It has recently been refurbished and extended and is used for a broad variety of activities.
The village pub, the White Horse, has a plaque to 1982 Grand National winner, Grittar whose owner Frank Gilman lived in the parish. The pub re-opened in March 2008 after refurbishment.
On the south side of the A47 is a prominent reconstructed windmill.
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