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Teigh Old Rectory
Grid reference: SK903162
Location: 52°44’13"N, 0°39’47"W
Population: 48  (2001)
Post town: Oakham
Postcode: LE15
Dialling code: 01572
Local Government
Council: Rutland
Rutland and Melton

Teigh is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland. It is known for its parish church, almost unaltered since rebuilt in 1782, which has pews that face one another rather than facing the communion table.

Teigh is one of the few Thankful Villages, those which lost no men in the First World War, and the only such village in the county.


Richard Folville, a member of the gang of robbers led by his older brother Eustace was rector here from 1321. In 1340 41 he was besieged in the church and then summarily executed outside.

Anthony Jenkinson, main trader of the Muscovy Company was buried here in 1611. He had travelled as far as Bukhara when trying to reach Cathay overland from Moscow, and established overland trade routes through Russia to Persia.

In 1940, the vicar of Teigh, Rev Henry Stanley Tibbs, was interned under Defence Regulation 18B for alleged pro-Nazi sympathies, but soon released after it was determined he was harmless.[1][2]

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  1. Tibbetts, Graham (4 May 2008). "'Fascist' vicar detained without trial". Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group Media Ltd). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1927356/Fascist-vicar-detained-without-trial.html. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  2. Pavia, Will (5 May 2008). "Internet search for lost grandfather revealed he was a shunned vicar who sided with Hitler". TimesOnline (Times Newspapers Ltd.). http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article3872747.ece. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
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