The well at Ashwell
|Area||2.87 sq mi (7.4 km2) |
|Population||290 2001 Census|
|• Density||104/sq mi (40/km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|• Lunnon||88 miles (142 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||Unitit Kinrick|
|EU Pairlament||East Midlands|
St Mary’s kirk is mainly o 14t century oreegin, but in 1851 it unnerwent a major restoration i William Butterfield.
The Reverend Richard Levett (or Levet) wis named vicar o Ashwell on 13 Mey 1646. He wis brought in tae meenister the parish when the previous rector, a Royalist, affendit the locals. Mr Levett kept his job throughout Cromwell's reign, but lost it as suin as Keeng Charles II wis restored tae the throne, when the previous incumbent wis reinstatit. He wis the faither o Sir Richard Levett, Laird Mayor o Lunnon in 1699 an awner o Kew Palace. Levett Blackborne, grandson o Sir Richard, who sauld the Levett properties at Kew tae the Ryal family, wis a well-kent Lincoln's Inn barrister an langtime adviser tae Charles Manners, 4t Duke o Rutland.
The Palmes family o Lindley, Wast Yorkshire wis an aa seatit at Ashwell. The family, a branch o the Palmes family o Naburn Hall, Naburn, Yorkshire, includit Sir Guy Palmes, Heich Sheriff o Yorkshire.
Ashwell Preeson, a umwhile Category C prison, is located about two miles (3 km) sooth o the centre o the veelage but is actually in the parish o Burley. Previously the steid wis a WWII US airmy base, hame tae pairt o the 82nt Airborne Diveesion. The preeson wis closed in Mairch 2011, an its futur uise is yet tae be determined.
The previous kennels o the Cottesmore Hunt situatit opposite the preeson hae nou been convertit tae residential uise an the hunt kennels are nou based at a ferm in the parish.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 26 January 2009.
- "Rutland Civil Parish Populations" (PDF). Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 25 January 2009.
- "British History Online". University of London. Retrieved 26 January 2009.
- The Records of the Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn, Vol. I, Lincoln's Inn, H.S. Cartwright, London, 1896
- "Palmes, Bryan". Dictionary o Naitional Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
- Art, Identity and Devotion in Fourteenth-century England: Three Women and Their Books of Hours, Kathryn Ann Smith, University of Toronto Press, 2003, ISBN 0712348506
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