In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ridlington like this:
RIDLINGTON, a village and a parish in Uppingham district, Rutland. The village stands 2½ miles N W by N of Uppingham, and 2½ W S W of Manton r. station; was known, at Domesday, as Redlictun; and then hadthree churches. The parish comprises 2,027 acres; and its post town is Uppingham. Real property, £3, 458. Pop., 282. Houses, 58. The manor belonged to Queen Editha, passed to the Harringtons, and belongs now to the Earl of Gainsborough. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £364.* Patron, the Earl of Gainsborough. The church is very ancient.and has an ivy-clad tower. Charities, £5.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ridlington in Rutland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 02nd August 2015
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