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Uppingham is a market town in Rutland, England, 6 miles (10 km) south of the county town of Oakham. It is located off the A47 between Leicester and Peterborough. According to the 2011 census, the population was 4,745 people, and it is expected to be 4,853 people in 2019. 

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    The town’s name translates as “Homestead/village of the Yppingas (upland people).” It is located on a high ridge near Beaumont Chase, hence the name “upland.” 

    The earthwork remains of a medieval motte and bailey castle can be found a little more than a mile (1.6 km) to the north-west at Castle Hill. The Church of St Peter and St Paul in Uppingham dates primarily from the 14th century. It is perhaps best known for Jeremy Taylor’s early ministry.

    Uppingham Workhouse was first mentioned in 1777, with a capacity of 40 inmates. It was a parish workhouse until 1834, but in 1836 the Uppingham Poor Law Union was formed, and a Union workhouse was built in Leicester Road to house 158 people, designed by architect William Donthorne. During World War I, the structure was used as an auxiliary hospital staffed by a Voluntary Aid Detachment. The workhouse closed in 1929, and the building was taken over by Uppingham School, which now operates Constables, a girls’ boarding house.

    Avro Lancasters flying from RAF Scampton used the Eyebrook Reservoir near Uppingham as the final practice run for Guy Gibson’s 617 Squadron Dambusters before Operation Chastise, the attack on the Ruhr valley dams on the night of May 16–17, 1943.

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