Lyddington

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Lyddington
Lyddington.jpg
The road into Lyddington from the south
Lyddington is located in Rutland
Lyddington
Lyddington
 Lyddington shown within Rutland
Area  3.32 sq mi (8.6 km2[1]
Population 397 2001 Census[2]
   – density  120/sq mi (46/km2)
OS grid reference SP875969
   – London  78 miles (126 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°33′47″N 0°42′32″W / 52.563°N 0.709°W / 52.563; -0.709

Lyddington is a village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. The population of the civil parish was 397 at the 2001 census, falling to 366 at the 2011 ncensus.[3]

The Bedehouse

Lyddington Bede House, owned by English Heritage, is a Grade I listed building[4] incorporating parts of a medieval bishop's palace. In 1547 it was seized on behalf of the king from the Bishops of Lincoln and later passed to Lord Burghley. In 1600 part of the palace was converted into an almshouse and it continued in this use until 1930. The remains of the fishponds of the bishop's palace are nearby.

The parish church of St Andrew is also a Grade I listed building.[5]

There are two public houses, The Marquess of Exeter and The Old White Hart.

Broadband Connection[edit]

Residents of Lyddington raised £37,000 to offer 200 homes the super-fast broadband that BT could not deliver. The broadband connection was upgraded by Rutland Telecom using a technique called sub-loop unbundling and residents can now achieve broadband speeds of up to 25Mbit/s.[6] This was the first time in the UK that Fibre to the Cabinet technology had been used in a rural village.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 15 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rutland Civil Parish Populations" (PDF). Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 15 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "The Bedehouse (1264528)". National Heritage List for England. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of Saint Andrew, Church Lane (1236656)". National Heritage List for England. 
  6. ^ BBC News; Rutland Telecom offers villagers fast broadband
  7. ^ "Ultrafast broadband". Retrieved 9 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lyddington at Wikimedia Commons