Place:Edith Weston, Rutland, England


NameEdith Weston
Alt namesEdith-Westonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Edwestonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates52.64°N 0.63°W
Located inRutland, England
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Edith Weston is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. It is on the south-eastern shore of Rutland Water and is home of the main sailing club and a fishing lodge. The village is named after Edith of Wessex (1029–1075), the queen of Edward the Confessor and sister of Harold Godwinson.

The Grade I listed church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin and includes stained glass by Paul Woodroffe and Hugh Arnold; the organ is by Samuel Green of London and dated 1787.

The village pub is the Wheatsheaf on King Edward's Way.

St George's Barracks is located to the south and east of the village; this was previously RAF North Luffenham. In August 2007 16th Regiment Royal Artillery, equipped with the Rapier FSC, moved here from Woolwich.

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