Greetham, Rutland

Greetham, Rutland

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Greetham is a village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England.

It on the B668 between the county town of Oakham and the A1 and on the north-south Viking Way long distance footpath running between the Humber Bridge and Oakham.

The parish of St Mary the Virgin has a fine spire, which can be seen from some distance.

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust owns Merry's Meadows nature reserve, a SSSI in the parish which is important for species characteristic of unimproved grassland. To the east of the village just before the Sewstern Lane junction, just north of the B668 is owned by the Dickerson Group of Waterbeach.

The village is home to three pubs, the Plough, the Black Horse Inn and the Wheatsheaf, all on the B668. A garden centre lies to the west of the village and to the east is the Greetham Valley golf course. On the A1 near Stretton, was a former pub called the Olde Greetham Inn, now owned by Construction Interior Design. Towards Cottesmore on the right is the Greetham Garden Centre with Penny's Tearoom.

Notable Greethamers

  • Professor Emeritus, Harold Lawton (27 July 1899 - 23 December 2005), centenarian, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and others, one of the last surviving World War One veterans, POW held in the Black Hole of Lille, L├ęgion d'honneur. In World War II he briefed behind the lines operatives, and was listed in The Black Book of key people to be arrested upon a successful invasion of......
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