|Location Map ( geo)|
|Oakham • Stamford|
|Current Highway Authorities|
|Rutland County Council|
|Leicestershire • Lincolnshire • Northamptonshire|
|Highways England Roads|
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
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.
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 Highways England maintain Rutland's only trunk road, the north-south A1, which runs through the sparsely populated eastern side of the county.
|A6003||Barton Seagrave||Oakham||22.9 miles||View|
|A606||Stamford||West Bridgford||38.4 miles||View|
|B1081||Tickencote||Carpenter's Lodge||4.7 miles||View|
|B1176||Ryhall||Old Somerby||17.3 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|
|B673||Melton Road||Burley Road||0.4 miles||View|
|Ermine Street||London||York||188.5 miles||View|
|Great North Road (A1)||London||Aberford||View|