Ketton  Rutland


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ketton like this:

KETTON, a village and a parish in the district of Stamford and county of Rutland. The village stands on the river Chater, adjacent to the Peterborough and Syston railway, near the boundary with Northamptonshire, 3¼ miles SW by W of Stamford; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Stamford. ...

The parish contains also the hamlets of Geeston, Aldgate, and Kelthorpe. Acres, 2, 740. Real property, £5, 423; of which £258 are in quarries. Pop., 1, 053. Houses, 242. The old manor belonged, in the time of Stephen, to Richard de Humel; and passed, through various hands, to the Harringtons and the Noels. The prebendal manor of Ketton is now held in lease by the Hon. H. Middleton; the manor of Kelthorpe belongs to Lord Aveland; and the manors of Grenehams, Whitwells, and Hutchins belong to Lord Northwick. Ketton Hall, on the prebendal estate, is now held by John N. Fazakerley, Esq. The Ketton quarries, about a mile N of the village, are noted for their excellent freestone. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Tixover, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £175. Patron, the Prebendary of Ketton. The church is partly Norman, partly early English; comprises nave, aisles, chancel, and N and S transepts, with a central tower, surmounted by a spire 180 feet high; was restored, at much expense, in 1861-3, with insertion of early decorated English new tracery in most of the windows; and contains three sedilia and an old painting of St. Christopher. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and some charities.

Ketton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

Not where you were looking for?

Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time, and maybe some references to other places called "Ketton".