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About the village of Gretton

Gretton is a small village in Northamptonshire on the border with Leicestershire and Rutland. It is on the edge of the Welland Valley and is part of the Rockingham Forest. It can be found at grid reference SP 900,940 just north of Corby. The surrounding villages are Harringworth, Rockingham, Caldecott, Weldon and Uppingham. It is on the Jurassic Way, a long distance footpath which runs from Banbury to Stamford.

The old part of the village is predominantly stone built. The key features are St James Church, the village green with stocks and Gretton House. The main local sites include Rockingham Castle, Kirby Hall and Rutland Water.

An excellent description of the village and the surrounding  area ( with photographs ) can be found at

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Link to map of area            History Society


Last updated on: Wednesday, October 07, 1998