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  Scene showing Oakham from a nearby hill, Rutland, England   Oakham.

Oakham is the county town of Rutland and there appears to have been a settlement here in Anglo-Saxon times. The town is recorded in the Domesday Book in 1075.

This view is from an un-named hill due south of the town at a height of about 450 feet and the tower and spire of All Saints Church is easily seen across the gently rolling agricultural landscape.

 

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  View of All Saints Church, Oakham, Rutland, England   Oakham.

All Saints Church, in the centre of the town, is very impressive with a porch and font dating from the 12th century and a 14th century spire.

 

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  View of Northgate Street, Oakham, Rutland, England   Oakham.

Opposite the church is Northgate; a street with a fine thatched house on the corner and opposite the house is the Wheatsheaf Inn dating from the 17th century.

 

 

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  View of the Buttercross, the Old Pump and the Market Place, Oakham, Rutland, England   Oakham.

Walking down the path alongside the church brings us out here in the Market Place. The Market Place in Oakham is L-shaped starting from the camera position along to the buildings in the distance where it turns right. This view shows the Buttercross which is at least 400 years old and beyond, in the distance, is the old town pump under a stand of similar style.

 

 

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  View of the Market Place, Oakham, Rutland, England   Oakham.

This shows the other leg of the L-shaped Market Place with a colour-washed 18th century coaching inn, the Whipper-In, on the right-hand side.

 

 

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Read our report of this trip to Oakham, Rutland on the Blog.