Description in 1877:
"COLD OVERTON. a small village and parish, adjoining Rutlandshire, 4 miles W.N.W. of Oakham, in Framland Hundred, Oakham Union and that County Court District, in 1871 contained 85 persons, living in 15 houses, on 1657 acres of land, chiefly clay, with some gravel, and the ground hilly."
[White's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland." 3rd Edition 1877]