Cottesmore (pronoonced Cotts'more as a result o its oreegins as Cotts Moor) is a veelage in the north o the coonty o Rutland in the East Midlands o England. Wi population o 2,332, it is the lairgest veelage in Rutland, an the third-lairgest settlement efter Oakham an Uppingham. This is due in pairt tae the presence o RAF Cottesmore.
At the time o Edward the Confessor (mid 11t century), "Manors Cottesmore" wis held, thegither wi Greetham, bi Saxon cried Goda. Goda held 12 carucates o land, three o which wur held in tax tae the Danegeld. The King held three carucates in demesne an three socmen wi 40 villeins an six bordarii held 20 carucates. O the land held bi the manor, ane Goisfridus held half a carucate; he had one plough and eight villeins. Cottesmore an aa haed 40 acres (160,000 m2) o meadae an a wood measurin a mile in length bi seiven furlangs in breadth.