Uppingham Rutland Family History Guide

Photo of Church of England parish church of SS Peter and Paul, Uppingham, Rutland
Photo of Church of England parish church of SS Peter and Paul, Uppingham, Rutland: view from the southeast corner of the churchyard. by Derek Harper, some rights reserved.

Uppingham is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Rutland.

Parish church: Saints Peter and Paul

Parish registers begin: 1571

Nonconformists in Uppingham include: Baptist, General Baptist, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Uppingham

  • Bisbrooke
  • Stockerston
  • Beaumont Chase
  • Stoke Dry
  • Ayston
  • Lyddington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Uppingham, a small town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Rutland. The town stands 3 miles SSW of Manton r. station, and 6 S of Oakham; is a seat of county courts; consists chiefly of one long street; and has a head post-office, two banking offices, a hotel, an ancient church restored in 1861, and surmounted by a lofty spire, four dissenting chapels, a new cemetery formed at a cost of more than £6,000, a famous grammar-school, a national school, a workhouse, charities £53, a weekly market on Wednesday, and fairs on 7 March and 7 July. The grammar-school was founded in the time of Elizabeth; was rebuilt in 1863, at a cost of £40,000; has a chapel in the decorated English style, built in 1865, at a cost of nearly £6,000; includes accommodation for from 250 to 300 boarders; holds two scholarships of £70 a year each, and three exhibitions at the universities; had Archbishop Manners Sutton, Bishops Ferne and Bramston, and Lord Chancellor Manners for pupils; and has, in connexion with it, an hospital-charity for decayed tradesmen, widows, and others. Pop. of the town, in 1861, 2,176. Houses, 392. The parish comprises 1,210 acres. Real property, £.9,201; of which £140 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 2,068; in 1861, 2,186. Houses, 397. The manor belonged to the Montforts; passed to the Beauchamps, the Cecils, the Greys, and others; and belongs now to the Earl of Gainsborough. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £661. Patron, the Bishop of P. Jeremy Taylor was rector.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Falcon Hotel, Market Square, Uppingham
Falcon Hotel, Market Square, Uppingham. An old town of ironstone houses - but more famous for its public school. The copyright on this image is owned by Colin Smith and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

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  • County: Rutland
  • Civil Registration District: Uppingham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Rutland
  • Poor Law Union: Uppingham
  • Hundred: Martinsley; Wrangdyke
  • Province: Canterbury