Ketton, Rutland, PE9 3UR
Date of visit: 21st May 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ketton is a village and civil parish in Rutland in the East Midlands of England. It is about 8 miles (13 km) east of Oakham and 3 miles (5 km) west of Stamford, Lincolnshire. The 2011 Census recorded a parish population of 1,926, making it the fourth largest settlement in Rutland, after Oakham, Uppingham and Cottesmore.
Ketton was originally Chetene meaning “on the banks of the River Chater”. It was originally three separate settlements: Ketton, Aldgate and Geeston; but as they grew they merged to form the village that Ketton is today.
The village gives its name to Ketton stone, a limestone which is quarried locally and is used in many buildings in the village and elsewhere. Some areas of former quarrying are now a Site of Special Scientific Interest, maintained by Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.
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Location – UK Postcode PE9 3UR
Location – OS Grid Ref: 497970, 304279
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.627439, -0.554038
Location – Northing / Westing 52°37’38.8″N 0°33’14.5″W