Slapton, Northamptonshire

Slapton is a small village in Northamptonshire, England, about 4 miles (6.4 km) from Towcester and the same from Silverstone. It is close to the A43 road which links the M40 motorway junction 10 with the M1 junction 15A at Northampton. Central London is about 60 miles south of M40 junction 10. At the 2011 Census the population remained less than 100 and was included in the civil parish of Whilton.

Slapton
Slapton is located in Northamptonshire
Slapton
Slapton
Location within Northamptonshire
Population92 [1]
OS grid referenceSP640468
• London69 miles (111.0 km)
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTowcester
Postcode districtNN12
Dialling code01327
PoliceNorthamptonshire
FireNorthamptonshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Northamptonshire
52°06′57″N 1°03′58″W / 52.1159°N 1.0662°W / 52.1159; -1.0662Coordinates: 52°06′57″N 1°03′58″W / 52.1159°N 1.0662°W / 52.1159; -1.0662

GovernanceEdit

Slapton is represented on Woodend Parish Council and forms part of the Blakesley & Cote ward of South Northants District Council.[2] The village is in the area of Northamptonshire County Council.[3]

The current Parliamentary Constituency is Daventry. However, for the 2010 General Election there are boundary changes. The Boundary Commission originally retained the parish in the revised Daventry constituency, but after consultation with local residents the village was moved into the new South Northamptonshire constituency. Both Daventry and South Northamptonshire constituencies are considered safe Conservative seats.

LandmarksEdit

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Botolph and dates from the early to mid-13th century; it was described by Pevsner as "memorably intimate".[4] There are wall paintings dating from the 14th and 15th centuries, restored in 1971.

There is a Methodist chapel dated 1844.[4]

On the road from Bradden there are three houses of c.1600 and another of 1775.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SNC (2010). South Northamptonshire Council Year Book 2010-2011. Towcester NN12 7FA. p. 39.CS1 maint: location (link)
  2. ^ "South Northants Council website". Retrieved 22 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Northamptonshire County Council website". Retrieved 18 December 2008.
  4. ^ a b c Pevsner, Nikolaus (1961). The Buildings of England – Northamptonshire. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 404. ISBN 978-0-300-09632-3.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Slapton, Northamptonshire at Wikimedia Commons