Place:Teigh, Rutland, England

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NameTeigh
TypeVillage
Located inRutland, England
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Teigh is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. It is notable for its parish church, almost unaltered since a 1782 rebuild, that features pews that face one another rather than the altar.

The writer Arthur Mee proposed Teigh as one of the few Thankful Villages which lost no men in World War I.

Richard Folville, a member of the gang of robbers led by his older brother Eustace was rector here from 1321. In 1340 41 he was besieged in the church and then summarily executed outside.

Anthony Jenkinson, main trader of the Muscovy Company was buried here in 1611. He had travelled as far as Bukhara when trying to reach Cathay overland from Moscow, and established overland trade routes through Russia to Persia.

In 1940, the vicar of Teigh, Rev. Henry Stanley Tibbs, was interned under Defence Regulation 18B for alleged pro-Nazi sympathies, but soon released after it was determined he was harmless.

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