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Tinwell Forge
Tinwell is located in Rutland
 Tinwell shown within Rutland
Area  2.67 sq mi (6.9 km2[1]
Population 209 2001 Census[2]
   – density  78/sq mi (30/km2)
OS grid reference SK993081
   – London  82 miles (132 km) SSE 
Unitary authority Rutland
Shire county Rutland
Ceremonial county Rutland
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STAMFORD
Postcode district PE9
Dialling code 01780
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Rutland and Melton
List of places

Coordinates: 52°39′43″N 0°31′59″W / 52.662°N 0.533°W / 52.662; -0.533

Tinwell is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England.


The village is just west of the A1 and within walking distance of the town of Stamford in Lincolnshire. The village has a small village hall, which was recently refurbished, and a beautiful church. Next door to the village hall is a football pitch for the youths of Tinwell that was recently remade and flattened, with new goal posts: it is rarely used. Also nearby on Crown Lane is the village pub "The Crown" that is fairly quiet.

World War II[edit]

On 8 July 1944, two C47s collided after taking-off from RAF Spanhoe for an exercise. One crew member managed to parachute safely but eight others and 26 Polish paratroops of the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade perished in the crash. The American casualties from 315th Troop Carrier Group were taken to the Cambridge American Cemetery for burial and the Polish casualties were taken to the Polish Cemetery at Newark. All those killed are commemorated in the church.


The village is associated with the site of the lost or shrunken medieval village of Ingthorpe,[3] in the north of the parish, close to the River Gwash.


  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. ^ "Pastscape". Ingthorpe. English Heritage. 2007. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Tinwell at Wikimedia Commons