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Britain By Car - A Motoring History


The smallest county in England, with an area of only just over 150 square miles.  Rutland's county motto is ‘multum in parvo’ – ‘much in little’. Rutland is almost entirely rural in nature, with just two small towns: Oakham and Uppingham.

Close to Oakham is Rutland Water; a reservoir supplying water to the east of England, with the largest surface area of any man-made lake in Europe.

Rutland’s tourist information website points out that Rutland is the only county in England without any static speed cameras on its roads.

With thanks to the following for the images of Rutland:
High Street, Uppingham, 1962 © Dr Ben Brooksbank
Normanton Church, Rutland Water © Mat Fascione
Exton © John Sutton
Whipper-In Hotel, Oakham © Lisa Batty