Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Hambleton

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52°39'30"-00°40'15" show decimal

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Hambleton
Rutland, Leicestershire

Hambleton used to be known as Upper Hambleton and is the only village to survive along a higher ridge when when the Gwash Valley was flooded in 1975 to create Rutland Water reservoir. It is believed to be at one time the capital of the Anglo-Saxon Kings in Rutland. St. Andrew's Church in the village is dated from the 12th Century.

How to get here from Hambleton Ridge:

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Walk: Walk up the ridge to the main road, then turn left and head into the village. +

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General Directions to get to this location.

Parking Details

roadside

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableStreet

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Battlefield (2)
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Battlefield (2)
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Filmed: 15 May 1989
The Brigadier arrives at the church and confronts Morgaine.

 

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Battlefield (2)
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Filmed: 15 May 1989
The Brigadier confronts Morgaine at the church gates.

 

Additional Notes:

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The house in the background is called St. Andrew's House; the one nearer the corner is an old telegraph office.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableMonument

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

"This is the eastern side of the monument, which lists those who died during the First World War from the village."

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Battlefield (2)
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Filmed: 15 May 1989
Mordred examines the monument.

 

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

"A shot of the monument in the church grounds from the road outside."

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Battlefield (2)
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Filmed: 15 May 1989
Morgaine realises that the dead are honoured on Earth.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableChurch

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Battlefield (3)
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Filmed: 15 May 1989
Morgaine orders the retrieval of Excalibur.

 

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Battlefield (2)
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Filmed: 15 May 1989
Morgaine and Mordred spot the Brigadier's helicopter approaching.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Hambleton Ridge (Battlefield). Walk past the church on the road heading out of the village, passing the pub. As you leave the village, a track leading to the ridge will be on the right-hand side.

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Hambleton Old Hall (Battlefield). Walk down the hill past St. Andrew's House; at the bottom cross the cattle grille into the nature reserve and walk along the road to the Hall.

Other nearby locations:

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Barnsdale (Battlefield). Road: Head out of Hambleton, then turn right onto the A606. When you reach Barnsdale, turn right towards the Rutland Water north shore car park. Continue across the roundabout down the hill to the bed and breakfast. Parking roadside

Routes to more distant locations:

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Twyford Wood (Battlefield). Road: Head out of Hambleton, and then turn left when you reach the A606. At the roundabout, take the second exit north, and then at the next roundabout the third exit onto the B558 towards Burley. Carry on until you reach the A1, then join it heading north. At Colsterworth, take the third exit on the roundabout onto the A151. The woods car park is signposted on the right. Parking woods car park

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Hambleton Woods (Battlefield): 0.54 miles.

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Castle Cement Quarry (Battlefield): 5.49 miles.

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Wothorpe Towers (Battlefield): 7.91 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Rutland Online - Hambleton Village History

Related Stories

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Battlefield [15th May 1989]: Carbury

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