All Hallows church, Seaton
Seaton shown within Rutland
|Area||2.26 sq mi (5.9 km2) |
|Population||178 2001 Census|
|- Density||79 /sq mi (31 /km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||78 miles (126 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Rutland and Melton|
Nearby is the large Seaton Viaduct, on the Oakham to Kettering railway line. It is three quarters of a mile long and took four years to build. It has 82 arches which are up to 72 feet (22 m) high. For many years the railway was only used for freight traffic, but a restricted passenger service from Oakham to London via Corby and Kettering was opened in 2010. Seaton railway station, on a different line, closed in 1966.
The toponym, first recorded in the Domesday Book as Seieton and Segentone, is of uncertain origin. It probably means the "farm or village of a man named Sǣġa", but it may refer to an otherwise unrecorded stream name Sǣġe, meaning "slow-moving".
The village has one public house - the George and Dragon, on Main Street.
- "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 21 March 2009.
- "Rutland Civil Parish Populations". Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 21 March 2009.
- Watts, Victor, ed. (2010), "Seaton, Leic", The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978 0 521 16855 7
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