Teigh

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Teigh
Holy Trinity Church in Teigh, Rutland - geograph.org.uk - 779871.jpg
Holy Trinity Church
Teigh is located in Rutland
Teigh
Teigh
 Teigh shown within Rutland
Area  2.01 sq mi (5.2 km2[1]
Population 48 2001 Census[2]
   – density  24/sq mi (9.3/km2)
OS grid reference SK903162
   – London  89 miles (143 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
UK
England
Rutland

Coordinates: 52°44′13″N 0°39′47″W / 52.737°N 0.663°W / 52.737; -0.663Teigh is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. It is notable for its parish church, almost unaltered since a 1782 rebuild, that features pews that face one another rather than the altar.

The writer Arthur Mee proposed Teigh as one of the few Thankful Villages which lost no men in World War I.

Richard Folville, a member of the gang of robbers led by his older brother Eustace was rector here from 1321. In 1340 41 he was besieged in the church and then summarily executed outside.

Anthony Jenkinson, main trader of the Muscovy Company was buried here in 1611. He had travelled as far as Bukhara when trying to reach Cathay overland from Moscow, and established overland trade routes through Russia to Persia.

In 1940, the vicar of Teigh, Rev. Henry Stanley Tibbs, was interned under Defence Regulation 18B for alleged pro-Nazi sympathies, but soon released after it was determined he was harmless.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rutland Civil Parish Populations". Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Tibbetts, Graham (4 May 2008). "'Fascist' vicar detained without trial". Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group Media Ltd). Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  4. ^ Pavia, Will (5 May 2008). "Internet search for lost grandfather revealed he was a shunned vicar who sided with Hitler". TimesOnline (Times Newspapers Ltd.). Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
Teigh Old Rectory was used for the filming of the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice (1995); it served as Hunsford parsonage, Mr Collins's modest home

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