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Rutland

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Rutland
Location Map ( geo)
Rutland Flag.png
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Primary Destinations
Oakham • Stamford
Current Highway Authorities
Rutland County Council
Borders
Leicestershire • Lincolnshire • Northamptonshire
National Highways Roads
A1
This article is about the county.
For the Highway Authority, see Rutland Council
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Rutland is a traditional county in the East Midlands of England. It is England's smallest traditional county, although smaller areas, such as the Soke of Peterborough, have had their own county councils. Rutland was administratively part of Leicestershire between 1974 and 1997 but has since regained its independent status.

Geography & Economy

Road flooded by Rutland Water

Rutland occupies the space between the hills of eastern Leicestershire and the Fens, with the River Welland making up its southeastern border. Much of the county is low-lying, with the county town of Oakham situated to the west of the Vale of Catmose and Rutland Water lying just downstream. The reservoir is the largest in England by surface area and so takes up a considerable proportion of the area of Rutland. The county contains two towns, Oakham and Uppingham, with the rest being rural.

Roads

Heading north on the A1

The county's small size means it almost gains a good road network by default, even though the total number of roads in the county is actually fairly low. Rutland Water provides a barrier of course but the only classified road that was flooded by its construction was the A606. Most non-trunk roads within the county are maintained by Rutland County Council. Meanwhile National Highways maintain Rutland's only trunk road, the north-south A1, which runs through the sparsely populated eastern side of the county.

Route From To Length

    

A1 London Edinburgh 396 miles View
A47 Birmingham Lowestoft 157.9 miles View
A606 Stamford West Bridgford 38.4 miles View
A6003 Barton Seagrave Oakham 22.9 miles View
A6121 Morcott Bourne 17.7 miles View  
B640 Viking Way Barleythorpe 2.1 miles View
B641 Oakham Oakham By-Pass (S) 0.7 miles View
B664 Great Bowden Uppingham 11.8 miles View
B668 Oakham Stretton 8.0 miles View
B672 Morcott Caldecott 6.1 miles View
B673 Melton Road Burley Road 0.4 miles View
B1081 Tickencote Carpenter's Lodge 4.7 miles View
B1174 Stamford Bourne 9.2 miles View
B1176 Ryhall Old Somerby 17.3 miles View     
T1 London Scrabster View

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route

Turnpikes

Main Article: Rutland Turnpikes

Junctions

Main Article: Junctions in Rutland


Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Crossings in Rutland






Rutland
Sections
Roads
A1 • A47 • A606 • A6003 • A6121 • B640 • B641 • B664 • B668 • B672 • B673 (Rutland) • B1081 • B1174 (Stamford - Bourne) • B1176 • E15 • Ermine Street • Great North Road • T1 (Britain)
Places
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Related Pictures
View gallery (7)
Rutland Flag.pngA1 northbound near Stretton - Geograph - 3456604.jpgIMG 6897.JPG Uppingham Rutland 2.jpgIMG 6898.JPG Uppingham Rutland 3.jpgThe road to Normanton - Geograph - 4812114.jpg
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