Rutland libraries welcome donation of books on the history of Lyddington Manor

Photograph (from left to right): Head of Culture Robert Clayton, Cllr Oliver Hemsley, Tessa Redmayne EMN-160517-123956001
Photograph (from left to right): Head of Culture Robert Clayton, Cllr Oliver Hemsley, Tessa Redmayne EMN-160517-123956001

Rutland Libraries have welcomed the donation of a new hardback book that explores the history of Lyddington Manor.

The book, ‘Buildings and People of a Rutland Manor’, takes an in-depth look at the Manor of Lyddington, which once comprised the villages of Lyddington, Caldecott, Stoke Dry, Thorpe by Water and the now-deserted medieval village of Snelston.

A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has allowed the Lyddington Manor History Society to produce the book, with six copies donated to Rutland Libraries for members of the public to read and enjoy.

The book contains full colour illustrations, photographs, maps and extracts relating to local people and properties.

Our photo above shows the council’s head of culture Robert Clayton, portfolio holder for culture Coun Oliver Hemsley and Tessa Redmayne, of the Lyddington Manor History Society.