Research visit to Oakham, Rutland County


So, I won’t divulge what my research visit was about until my dissertation is printed, but I quite enjoyed my few hours in the small town of Oakham. Its a ‘classic English market town’ according to the tourist brochure, and its been around for quite some time. I took a few pictures of the heritage places, and apparently Oakham is popular with foreign tourists too, who are attracted by the quaint town and the nearby Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

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All Saint’s Church, mentioned in the Domesday Book

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Butter Cross and Pump – dairy products were once sold here, near the market and Oakham School

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Hudson’s Cottage – As the plaque suggests, the home of a very small man born in 1619. ‘For many years he was only 18 inches tall but eventually grew to 39 inches.’

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Oakham Castle – the only part that’s left of a 12th century fortified manor house. All Saint’s Church in the background.

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Inside All Saint’s Church.

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