Place:


Oakham  Rutland

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Oakham like this:

Oakham, market town, par., and county town of Rutland, 13½ miles W. of Stamford and 96 miles from London by rail - par., 3130 ac., pop. 3227; town (comprising the townships of Oakham Deanshold and Oakham Lordshold), pop. 3204; P.O., T.O. Market-days, Thursday and Saturday. Oakham is situated in the fine vale of Catmose, and is a healthy and well kept town. Its trade is chiefly in coal, corn, and malt; while there are considerable mfrs. of boots and shoes, and fancy hosiery. Brewing is also carried on. Oakham is the assize town of Rutland.

Oakham through time

Oakham is now part of Rutland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rutland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Oakham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Oakham in Rutland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/545

Date accessed: 17th October 2017


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