The Nuttall Encyclopedia
County town of Rutland, 17 m. E. of Leicester, in the centre of a fine wheat country; has an old church, a grammar-school founded in 1581, and a castle mostly in ruins; manufactures of boots and hosiery, and carries on malting.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Oakham'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/o/oakham.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.