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Population of Thistleton
The closest airport to Thistleton
The closest airport to Thistleton is the East Midlands Airport which is between 33 and 42 miles away depending on the route you take. The travel time is approximately 1 hour for both routes.
Closest train station to Thistleton
Oakham Train Station is the closest to Thistleton, it is 8 miles away which is around 15 minutes travel time.
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Night life in Thistleton
The nightlife in Thistleton happens in Oakham which is around 8 miles away.
Thistleton doesn’t have much of a night scene although there are a few local pubs in there area, the Black Bull is one of the local pubs here in Thistleton that has a traditional thatched roof.
For a more lively scene you will need to head 8 miles to Oakham where there is a good range of bars to choose from, there are also a few hotels if you want to stay over and really make a night of it.
Scenery in and places to see in Thistleton
Flat luscious green countryside surrounds Thistleton with winding country lanes and traditional English houses.
Thistleton contains several listed buildings that are worth visiting, the Old Rectory and St Nicholas church being two of them. St Nicholas Church was built in the Medieval period and is quite an unusual shape.
The village is really picturesque with many of the buildings being stonewalled with thatch roofs.
History of Thistleton
Mining for Ironstone happens in the north of the village which has been used for the building of local houses and churches for many years and is still used to this day.
With the need for a haulage road to the quarry extensive surveys were carried out on the land and an old well preserved Roman was discovered along with the skeleton of a child.
As the mining for the ironstone continues so does the excavation and archaeology dig to see what else is buried in the area?
There was a large prizefight here at Thistleton Gap where over 20,000 people turned up to watch Tom Crib fight the American Tom Molineaux, the boxing match took place on 28th September 1811.