Aldwincle

Aldwincle (sometimes Aldwinkle or Aldwinckle) is a village and civil parish located in North Northamptonshire, with a population at the time of the 2011 census of 322.[1] It stands by a bend in the River Nene, 4 miles (6.4 km) to the north of Thrapston.

Aldwincle
Aldwincle All Saints redundant Church - geograph.org.uk - 307546.jpg
All Saints' Church, Aldwincle
Aldwincle is located in Northamptonshire
Aldwincle
Aldwincle
Location within Northamptonshire
Population322 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceTL0081
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKettering
Postcode districtNN14
PoliceNorthamptonshire
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AmbulanceEast Midlands
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Northamptonshire
52°25′N 0°32′W / 52.41°N 00.53°W / 52.41; -00.53Coordinates: 52°25′N 0°32′W / 52.41°N 00.53°W / 52.41; -00.53

The village name means "Ealda's nook".[2]

Historic buildingsEdit

The ecclesiastical parishes of Aldwinkle All Saints and Aldwinkle St Peter merged in 1879. All Saints was declared redundant in 1971. Being also a designated a Grade I listed building,[3] it is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.[4] Also listed Grade I are St Peter's Church, Lyveden New Bield (and gardens), and Lyveden Old Bield.

The small primary school, Aldwincle Trinity, opened in 1976.

The village rectory was the birthplace of the English poet John Dryden, the English historian Thomas Fuller, and the English Civil War figure Charles Fleetwood.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Aldwincle CP: Parish headcounts Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Historic England, "Church of All Saints, Aldwincle (1191528)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 27 June 2013
  4. ^ All Saints' Church, Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 29 March 2011

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