Morcott

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Morcott
St Mary's Church Morecott - geograph.org.uk - 344452.jpg
St Mary's Church, Morcott
Morcott is located in Rutland
Morcott
Morcott
 Morcott shown within Rutland
Area  2.13 sq mi (5.5 km2[1]
Population 329 2001 Census[2]
   – density  154 /sq mi (59 /km2)
OS grid reference SK923007
   – London  79 miles (127 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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England
Rutland

Coordinates: 52°35′49″N 0°38′17″W / 52.597°N 0.638°W / 52.597; -0.638

Morcott is a village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. It is located about seven miles (11 km) south-east of Oakham on the A47 and A6121 roads.

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 Mill

Morcott Hall was for 25 years an independent girl's school.[3] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rutland Civil Parish Populations". Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Sheringham couple celebrate". North Norfolk News (Archant Regional Limited). 21 March 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 

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