EMPINGHAM

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EMPINGHAM

Empingham is an attractive village, with a striking looking church, on the road between Stamford and Oakham.  It sits in the Gwash Valley at the dam (eastern) end of Rutland Water and there has been a settlement there since at least Saxon times (the name means something like ‘the settlement of the followers of Empa’.)  The church, St Peter’s, is mostly 15th century, but dates from the 13th century; its impressive tower is 14th century.  Most of the village’s buildings date from the late 18th/ and 19th centuries.

To the north east near Tickencote is the site of the Battle of Empingham, also known as Battle of Losecoat Field, which was fought on 12 March 1470 during the Wars of the Roses. It was a very short battle and a victory for the Yorkists.

Region/Nation
County
Rutland
Post Code
LE15 8PS
Main Historic Period
Victorian
Useful Website Address
Tip/Nearby
Rutland Water, Barnsdale Gardens, Stamford
Primary Management
Local Authority

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