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Holy Trinity Church in Teigh, Rutland - geograph.org.uk - 779871.jpg
Holy Trinity Church
Teigh is located in Rutland
Teigh shown within Rutland
Area2.01 sq mi (5.2 km2[1]
Population48 2001 Census[2]
• Density24/sq mi (9.3/km2)
OS grid referenceSK903162
• London89 miles (143 km) SSE
Unitary authority
Shire county
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townOAKHAM
Postcode districtLE15
Dialling code01572
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°44′13″N 0°39′47″W / 52.737°N 0.663°W / 52.737; -0.663Coordinates: 52°44′13″N 0°39′47″W / 52.737°N 0.663°W / 52.737; -0.663

Teigh is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. The population of the village was 48 in the 2001 census. At the 2011 census the population remained less than 100 and is included in the civil parish of Market Overton. It is notable for its parish church, almost unaltered since a 1782 rebuild, that features pews that face one another rather than the altar.

The writer Arthur Mee proposed Teigh as one of the few Thankful Villages which lost no men in World War I.

Richard Folville, a member of the gang of robbers led by his older brother Eustace was rector here from 1321. In 1340 41 he was besieged in the church and then summarily executed outside.

Anthony Jenkinson, main trader of the Muscovy Company was buried here in 1611. He had travelled as far as Bukhara when trying to reach Cathay overland from Moscow, and established overland trade routes through Russia to Persia.

In 1940, the vicar of Teigh, Rev. Henry Stanley Tibbs, was interned under Defence Regulation 18B for alleged pro-Nazi sympathies, but soon released after it was determined he was harmless.[3][4]


  1. ^ "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 21 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Rutland Civil Parish Populations" (PDF). Rutland County Council. 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 21 March 2009.
  3. ^ Tibbetts, Graham (4 May 2008). "'Fascist' vicar detained without trial". Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Media Ltd. Retrieved 21 March 2009.
  4. ^ Pavia, Will (5 May 2008). "Internet search for lost grandfather revealed he was a shunned vicar who sided with Hitler". TimesOnline. Times Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 21 March 2009.
Teigh Old Rectory was used for the filming of the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice (1995); it served as Hunsford parsonage, Mr Collins's modest home

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