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Rutland
Location Map
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Primary Destinations
Oakham • Stamford
Current Highway Authorities
Rutland County Council
Borders
Leicestershire • Lincolnshire • Northamptonshire
Highways England 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 Highways England 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
A1 Peterborough Blyth 73 miles View
A47 Birmingham Lowestoft 157.9 miles View
A6003 Barton Seagrave Oakham 22.9 miles View
A606 Stamford West Bridgford 38.4 miles View
A6121 Morcott Bourne 17.7 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
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
E15 Inverness Dover 640 miles View
Ermine Street London York 188.5 miles View
Great North Road (A1) London Aberford 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



Rutland
JunctionsBloody Oaks Junction • Stretton Interchange (Rutland) • Tickencote Interchange • Tinwell Interchange
RoadsA1 • A1/Peterborough - Blyth • A47 • A6003 • A606 • A6121 • B1081 • B1174 (Stamford - Bourne) • B1176 • B640 • B641 • B664 • B668 • B672 • B673 (Rutland) • E15 • Ermine Street • Great North Road • T1 (Britain)
Related Pictures
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A1 northbound near Stretton - Geograph - 3456604.jpgRutland Flag.pngThe end of the road from Hambleton - Geograph - 2357954.jpg
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