A HISTORY society launched an exciting project to look at the people and buildings of a Rutland manor.
The Manor of Lyddington - including the villages of Caldecott, Lyddington, Stoke Dry, Thorpe by Water and the abandoned hamlet of Snelston - will make up the five-year project conducted by Lyddington Manor History Society.
The aim is to piece as much information as possible together about the area using tree-ring data and the archives of the Cecil family at Burghley House.
Among those at the launch in Lyddington on Friday were Rutland MP Alan Duncan and High Sheriff of Rutland Peter Lawson who live in the area.
Organiser Dr Rosemary Canadine said: “We are very fortunate in the manor that we have such influential people living here and who are taking an interest.”