Place:Seaton, Rutland, England

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NameSeaton
TypeVillage
Located inRutland, England
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Seaton is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England.

Nearby is the large Seaton Viaduct, on the Oakham to Kettering railway line. It is three quarters of a mile long and took four years to build. It has 82 arches which are up to high. For many years the railway was only used for freight traffic, but a restricted passenger service from Oakham to London via Corby and Kettering was opened in 2010. Seaton railway station, on a different line, closed in 1966.

The toponym, first recorded in the Domesday Book as Seieton and Segentone, is of uncertain origin. It probably means the "farm or village of a man named Sǣġa", but it may refer to an otherwise unrecorded stream name Sǣġe, meaning "slow-moving".

When Henry Royce (founder of Rolls Royce) was created a baronet, he took Seaton as his territorial designation. His family had worked here as millers.

Major-General Robert Overton a prominent soldier and scholar who supported the Parliamentary cause during the English Civil War, was buried here in 1678.

The village has one public house - the George and Dragon, on Main Street.

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