Place:Greetham, Rutland, England

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NameGreetham
TypeVillage
Located inRutland, England
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Greetham is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England.

The village is on the B668 road between the county town of Oakham and the A1 and on the north-south Viking Way long distance footpath linking the Humber Bridge and Oakham.

The oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of St Mary the Virgin are Norman, but the church today is largely as it was rebuilt in the 13th–15th centuries. The west tower and spire are 13th or 14th century and the south porch was built in 1673.[1] The church is a Grade I listed building.[1]

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust owns Merry's Meadows nature reserve, a SSSI in the parish that is important for species characteristic of unimproved grassland. East of the village just before the Sewstern Lane junction, just north of the B668 is Greetham Lime Quarry owned by the Dickerson Group of Waterbeach.

Greetham has three pubs: the Plough, the Black Horse Inn and the Wheatsheaf, all on the B668. To the east is the Greetham Valley golf course. On the A1 near Stretton is a former pub, the Olde Greetham Inn, now owned by Construction Interior Design.

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