St Andrew's church
|Glaston shown within Rutland|
|Area||1.83 sq mi (4.7 km2) |
|Population||185 2001 Census|
|• Density||101/sq mi (39/km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||79 miles (127 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Glaston is about 4 miles (6.4 kilometres) south of Rutland Water and is situated on the A47, 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) east of Uppingham. There are approximately 80 houses in total with one public house, The Old Pheasant on Main Road (A47) (previously the Monckton Arms), and a flooring warehouse, Glaston Carpets. There is an active Parish Meeting that is held once a month and villagers are trying to get a bypass for the village. The parish church of St Andrew is a Grade II* listed building and has an unusual central spire.
A rectangular pond is a cartwash of circa 1740, used for soaking cartwheels to prevent the wood shrinking from iron tyres and also for horses' hooves to prevent hardening.
Wellington and Colley
Glaston has a connection with the Duke of Wellington. Although his family adopted the name Wesley or Wellesley, their original name was Colley, and they were possibly descended from the English-born judge Robert Cowley or Colley who came to Ireland about 1500. Robert was almost certainly born in Glaston, where the Colley family were Lords of the Manor from about 1400. Richard Colley (c. 1690 – 1758), the grandfather of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, changed his surname to Wesley in 1728 when he inherited estates on the death of his cousin, Garret Wesley.
- "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
- "Rutland Civil Parish Populations" (PDF). Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
- Historic England. "Church of St Andrew (Grade II) (1264584)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
- Historic England. "Cartwash (Grade II) (1236505)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
- "Glaston Early Upper Palaeolithic Project.". University of Leicester Archaeological Services. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
- Ball, F. Elrington The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921 John Murray London 1926 Vol.1 p.203
- Gloucestershire Notes and Queries 1890 p.564
- Lundy 2011, p. 10645 § 106449 cites Cokayne 2000, p. 235.
- Ashley, L. R. N. (1965), Colley Cibber, New York: Twayne p. 17
- Barker, R. H. (1939), Mr Cibber of Drury Lane, New York: Columbia University Press, OCLC 2207342 p. 4
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