Harringworth is a village and civil parish in the East Northamptonshire district of Northamptonshire, England. It is located close to the border with Rutland, on the southern bank of the River Welland, and around 5.3 miles (8.5 km) north of Corby. At the 2001 Census, the population of the parish was 247,[1] falling to 241 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Church of St John the Baptist, Harringworth - geograph.org.uk - 1745372.jpg
Church of St John the Baptist, Harringworth
Harringworth is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
Population241 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSP9197
Civil parish
  • Harringworth
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCORBY
Postcode districtNN17
Dialling code01572
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°34′03″N 0°39′05″W / 52.5676°N 0.6515°W / 52.5676; -0.6515Coordinates: 52°34′03″N 0°39′05″W / 52.5676°N 0.6515°W / 52.5676; -0.6515
Harringworth Cross

The area is dominated by the Welland Viaduct (known locally as the Harringworth Viaduct) that gracefully crosses the Welland and its flood plain immediately to the west of the village.


In 1086 was considered a large village in the hundred of Corby,[3] one of many possessions of the Countess Judith. The manor was acquired at some time before 1232 by William I de Cantilupe (died 1239), 1st feudal baron of Eaton Bray in Bedfordshire, who created a deer park, completed by 1234 when it was stocked with eight does and two bucks sent from Rockingham Forest.[4] The last in the male line was Sir George de Cantilupe (1251-1273), 4th feudal baron of Eaton, Lord of Abergavenny, one of whose two sisters and co-heiress Millicent de Cantilupe married Eudo de la Zouche, whose descendants were seated at Harringworth and are known as Zouche "of Harringworth", created Baron Zouche in 1308, to distinguish them from the other branch of their family Zouche "of Ashby", created Baron Zouche in 1299. During the medieval period, Harringworth was associated with the la Zouche family who were Lords of the Manor and, commencing with William la Zouche, 1st Baron Zouche, were summoned to Parliament as Barons.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Harringworth CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 12 November 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  3. ^ http://opendomesday.org/place/SP9197/harringworth/ Open Domesday: Harrington
  4. ^ 'Harringworth', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the County of Northamptonshire, Volume 6, Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire (London, 1984), pp. 80-89. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/rchme/northants/vol6/pp80-89

External linksEdit

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