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Martinsthorpe is located in Rutland
 Martinsthorpe shown within Rutland
Area  0.84 sq mi (2.2 km2[1]
Population 2001 Census[2]
   – density  0/sq mi (0/km2)
OS grid reference SK866047
   – London  83 miles (134 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

Coordinates: 52°37′59″N 0°43′16″W / 52.633°N 0.721°W / 52.633; -0.721

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

It is located about four miles (6 km) south of Oakham near the village of Manton. It is the only parish in Rutland to have a population of zero, although according to the 2001 census, Beaumont Chase also had a population of zero. It is one of only eight parishes in England with nil population.

One uninhabited building remains on the ridge. Originally this was part of the outbuildings of Martinsthorpe Hall, a seat of the Earls of Nottingham.

Martinsthorpe Ward is an electoral division for the purposes of electing councillors to Rutland County Council and comprises the parishes of Gunthorpe, Lyndon, Manton, Martinsthorpe, Morcott, Pilton and Wing.

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  1. ^ "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rutland Civil Parish Populations" (PDF). Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 18 March 2009.