Ketton is a village and
civil parishin the county of Rutlandin the East Midlandsof England. It is located about eight miles east of Oakhamand three miles west of Stamford in Lincolnshire. In 2001 it had a population of 1,725, making it the fourth largest settlement in Rutland, after Oakham, Uppinghamand Cottesmore. It was originally three separate villages: Ketton, Aldgate and Geeston; but as they grew they merged to form the village that Ketton is today.
The village gives its name to
Ketton Stone, a limestonewhich is quarried locally and is used in many buildings in the village and elsewhere. Some areas of former quarrying are now a Site of Special Scientific Interest, maintained by Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.
The limestone is used in the production of
Castle Cement(now part of HeidelbergCement). Ketton Portland Cement opened in 1928 and by November the number on the payroll had risen to 250. The plant meets more than 10% of the UK demand for cement.
Facilities in the village include a post office and general store, a library, two pubs (the Railway Inn and the Northwick Arms), two social clubs (Ketton Club and the Sports Club) and a
Church of Englandprimary school.
Ketton ward, which also includes the parishes of
Barrowden, Tinwelland Tixoverhas two councillors on Rutland County Council.
Ketton gave its name to the
Ketton Rural Districtof Rutland which existed from 1894 to 1974.
A significant feature of Ketton is the wonderful parish Church of St Mary's which is over 800 years old.
Robert of Kettonwas the first person to translate the Qur'aninto Latin. The translation was complete by 1143.
Ketton station closed in
1966but has been proposed for reopening. Ketton is served by buses on the Stamfordto Uppinghamservice.
* [http://www.rutnet.co.uk/pp/location/detail.asp?id=25 Rutland Website – Ketton]
* [http://www.rutnet.co.uk/pp/gold/viewgold.asp?ID=100 Ketton Parish Council]
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