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Market Place, Uppingham
Grid reference: SP865999
Location: 52°35’24"N, 0°43’20"W
Population: 3,781
Post town: Oakham
Postcode: LE15
Dialling code: 01572
Local Government
Council: Rutland
Rutland and Melton

Uppingham is a small market town in Rutland, six miles south of the county town, Oakham. It is the home of a public school, Uppingham School.

The parish church, the Church of St Peter and St Paul, dates largely from the 14th century.

Uppingham Workhouse

Uppingham Workhouse was first recorded in 1777 with space for 40 inmates. Until 1834 it was a parish workhouse, but in 1836 the Uppingham Poor Law Union began, and a new Union workhouse was built on Leicester Road to house 158 people to a design by architect William Donthorne. In the Great War, the building was used as an auxiliary hospital staffed by a Voluntary Aid Detachment. The workhouse was closed in 1929, and taken over by Uppingham School which uses the building as a boarding house.


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