Press Release Index Researching Rutland	Registered Charity No 700273 Rutland Local History & Record Society
2018 April - R W Baker was the most important and influential improver of agriculture in Rutland in the early nineteenth century, a period of rapid agricultural change. As estate steward for Sir Noel Noel Bt he became a leading breeder of Shorthorn cattle, winning many medals and prizes. He helped to found the Rutland Agricultural Society, designed an improved type of plough, set up ploughing meetings, introduced spade allotments, and endeavoured to improve the lot of poor farmer labourers. This biography by Vanessa Doe celebrates his achievements and demonstrates the profound effect he had on many aspects of rural life in the county. 2017 December - This year’s issue of the Rutland Local History & Record Society’s annual journal 2016 December - This year’s issue of the Rutland Local History & Record Society’s annual journal, Rutland Record, covers a wide range of subjects, from the discovery of a remarkable prehistoric stone axe to a study of Vale of Catmose villages.
2016 May - Oakham Lordshold in 1787 - A map and survey of Lord Winchilsea’s Oakham estate edited by T H McK Clough - Full description of a fine map of ORutland Recordakham of 1787 and transcript of accompanying field books. Discussion of the layout of the town, its inhabitants, topography, buildings, roads, fields. Assessment of how the map (the earliest known for Oakham) reveals likely features of the early medieval town. Transcript of Oakham's entry in the Universal British Directory of 1791. Full index. 104pp, paperback, colour illustrations. 2015 January - Oakham Castle and its archaeology - John Barber - Oakham Castle is one of England’s most important Romanesque vernacular buildings, and it will soon be undergoing refurbishment following the award of a £2m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 2014 December - Rutland Record 34 - Early Market Overton – Fact and Fiction; Leighfield Forest: Woodlands and Landscape in the Sixteenth and early Seventeenth Centuries; Rutland Resources at the University of Leicester Library; Rutland history and archaeology reports for 2013 2013 December - Rutland Record 33 - From ‘Time Team’ to the Duke of Buckingham’s marriage 2012 December - Rutland Record 32 - Neanderthals and Headmasters 2012 November - Medieval Property Transactions in Rutland - Abstracts of Feet of Fines 1197-1509 - Edited by Bridget Wells-Furby RLHRS Occasional Publication no 10 2011 November - Rutland Record 31- Rutland’s Medieval Woodland, and Education in early Victorian Rutland 2011 January - Rutland Record 30 - The Haringtons, Vincent Wing, and Robert Gouger 2010 May - RLHRS Occasional Publication No 9, Who Owned Rutland in 1873? - Rutland Entries in Return of Owners of Land 1873 - by T H McK Clough 2009 November - Rutland Record 29 – Victorian Clergy in Rutland, and new light on Martinsthorpe January - Rutland Record 28 – A Coconut Cup, a Royal Governess, and a Man who Sold his Wife 2008 April - Rutland Water book reprinted March - Rutland Record 27 – From Militiamen to Stone Age Hunters