Seaton is a village and
civil parish in the county of Rutland in the
East Midlands of England.
the large Seaton
Viaduct, on the Oakham to Kettering railway
It is three quarters of a mile long and
took four years to build. It has 82 arches which are up to
72 feet high. The railway is now only used for freight
traffic. Seaton railway station, on a different line, closed in 1966.
When Henry Royce
(founder of Rolls Royce
) was created a baronet
, he took Seaton as his territorial
designation. His family had worked here as millers.
Major-General Robert Overton
prominent soldier and scholar who supported the Parliamentary cause
during the English Civil War
buried here in 1678.