Horn, Rutland

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Horn is located in Rutland
Horn shown within Rutland
Area 1.48 sq mi (3.8 km2[1]
Population 2001 Census[2]
• Density 6/sq mi (2.3/km2)
OS grid reference SK962123
• London 85 miles (137 km) SSE
Unitary authority
Shire county
Ceremonial county
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
List of places
52°41′49″N 0°35′28″W / 52.697°N 0.591°W / 52.697; -0.591Coordinates: 52°41′49″N 0°35′28″W / 52.697°N 0.591°W / 52.697; -0.591

Horn was a civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. In 2001 it had a population of 9, which was included in the civil parish of Empingham at the 2011 census. The parish is part of the Exton Hall estate of the Earls of Gainsborough.[3] The Parish of Horn with just three properties was amalgamated with Exton Parish in 2015.[4]


The village of Horn was mentioned in the Domesday survey, as 'Two hides in Horn of which Langfer had been tenant under Edward the Confessor were held of the king by the Bishop of Durham'.[3]

In 1287, Richard son of Richard de Seyton had a manor house at Horne and in 1378 Sir John Seyton had his capital messuage here, although the manor was reportedly valueless in 1376. The land was turned from arable to pasture, which has been suggested as the cause of depopulation.[5]

There had been a church, dedicated to All Saints, but it too fell into disrepair and new rectors were installed under a thorn tree in 1471, and until the last appointment in 1809.[3][5]

Horn is part of the Alstoe hundred of Rutland.[3]

Proximity to the parish meant that the Battle of Losecoat Field during the War of the Roses was once called the Battle of Hornfield.


  1. ^ "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rutland Civil Parish Populations" (PDF). Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d Page, William, ed. (1935). "Parishes: Horn". Victoria County History. History of the County of Rutland Volume 2. pp. 138–140. 
  4. ^ Rutland County Council report, 9 March 2015; Community Governance Review of Parish of Horn
  5. ^ a b Historic England. "Deserted Medieval Village at Horn (325343)". PastScape. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 

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