Empingham, Rutland, LE15 8PN

Empingham, Rutland, LE15 8PN

Date of visit: 21st May 2020

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Empingham is a village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. The population of the civil parish was 815 at the 2001 census including Horn and increasing to 880 at the 2011 census. It lies close to the dam of Rutland Water and the A606 runs through the village. During construction, Empingham Reservoir was the name of the reservoir but it was renamed Rutland Water to preserve the name of the county which was being merged with Leicestershire.

To the north east on the Great North Road the Battle of Empingham was fought in 1470 as part of the Wars of the Roses. The battle is also known as Battle of Losecoat Field (or Losecote Field), supposedly because the defeated Lancastrians, when fleeing, threw off the distinguishing clothing. However the name probably predates the battle and means pigsty field. Forms of Losecote also appear as field names in other parishes in Rutland. Contemporary accounts refer to the battle site as Hornfield. An adjacent woodland is now called Bloody Oaks.

Location Information

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Location – UK Postcode LE15 8PN
Location – OS Grid Ref: 494941, 308433
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.665306, -0.59757
Location – Northing / Westing 52°39’55.1″N 0°35’51.2″W