SHA County Co-ordinator: Mike Leggett


Associated People


Academics and associated professionals

None identified at present



The Greenwich list of Observatories for the years 1670 – 1850 does not include any observatories in Rutland with instruments with fixed mountings, or other noteworthy observatories [Howse 1986].

Astronomy Groups

Oakham School Observing Society (OSOS), was listed in the Yearbook of Astronomy in 1990 (Moore 1989, 198) and 1992 (Moore 1991, 222), but did not appear in the Yearbook for 1993 (Moore 1992, 254).

Rutland Astronomical Society (RuAS), founded(?).  Members meet at Wilson Pavilion,  Oakham School, Ashwell Road, Oakham (LE15 7QH).

Associated Groups

Ketton Institute and Reading Room [KIRR] (c.1881) Ketton, Stamford (Kelly 1881, 847).

Oakham Institute [OI] (c.1881), High Street, Oakham (Kelly 1881, 847).

Rutland Local History and Record Society/Rutland Record Society [RLHRS] (1991- ) – See useful addresses.

Useful addresses

Local History Centre

Leicestershire and Rutland Family History SocietyRutland Group.

Rutland Local History and Record Society, formed in 1991 from the merger of the Rutland Record Society, the Rutland Local History Society and the Rutland Field Research Group for Archaeology and History (Rutland County Museum, Catmose Street, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HW England).

County Record Office

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland,
Long Street, Wigston Magna, Leicester, LE18 2AH; Telephone: 0116 2571080:

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