Collyweston

Collyweston is a village and civil parish in East Northamptonshire, about three miles southwest of Stamford, Lincolnshire, on the road (the A43) to Kettering. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 514.[1]

Collyweston
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The Collyweston Slater pub
Collyweston is located in Northamptonshire
Collyweston
Collyweston
Location within Northamptonshire
Population514 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSK996030
Civil parish
  • Collyweston
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStamford
Postcode districtPE9
Dialling code01780
PoliceNorthamptonshire
FireNorthamptonshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
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England
Northamptonshire
52°36′59″N 0°31′45″W / 52.61639°N 0.52917°W / 52.61639; -0.52917Coordinates: 52°36′59″N 0°31′45″W / 52.61639°N 0.52917°W / 52.61639; -0.52917

GeographyEdit

The village is on the southern side of the Welland valley east of Tixover. The River Welland, at the point nearby to the northwest, is the boundary between Rutland and Northamptonshire. British Railways closed Ketton and Collyweston railway station in 1966.

Collyweston is currently served by buses on the Stamford to Peterborough via Duddington route. The Jurassic Way and Hereward Way pass through the village to the north, crossing the Welland at Collyweston Bridge, near Geeston.

The A47 road passes through the parish to the south, with Collyweston Great Wood to the south. The road from the A47, continuing in a straight line to the village is called Kingscliffe Road.

Nature reserveEdit

The local Wildlife Trust has a fifteen-acre nature reserve at Collyweston Quarries where Lincolnshire limestone was quarried, to the north of the A43. This has the pyramidal orchid, common dodder, greater knapweed, common rock-rose, common bird's foot trefoil, and clustered bellflower. Birds found there include the European green woodpecker and glowworms are found there in the summer.

There is also an SSSI at Collyweston Great Wood.

HistoryEdit

 
St Andrew's Church, Collyweston

Collyweston Palace, which had been the home of Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and mother of Henry VII, was dismantled in about 1640.[2]

An alternative name for the village may be "Colyns Weston", in 1396.[3]

A pub there is called 'The Collyweston Slater', an Everards Brewery pub, on Main Road. New houses have been built down a road called Collyns Way. The parish church is St Andrew's; it is a Grade II* listed building.

In the late sixteenth century, the town gave its name to the manner of wearing the mandilion 'Colley-Weston-ward' for unknown reasons.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Collyweston", An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the County of Northamptonshire, Volume 6, Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire, London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1984, p. 33
  3. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/541; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no541a/bCP40no541adorses/IMG_0466.htm; third entry from the bottom

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