Weldon, Northamptonshire

Weldon is a suburban village and civil parish on the eastern outskirts of Corby, Northamptonshire, two miles away from the town centre. The village is listed in the Domesday Book as 'Weledene', in the Colby Hundred. The head of the manor before 1066 is listed as 'Weldon', likely Anglo-Saxon. The Lord in 1066 is listed as 'Northmann', perhaps an unnamed Viking or Dane. The Lord, and Tenant-in-Chief, in 1086 was Robert de Bucy (Buci), a Norman.

Weldon
Weldon is located in Northamptonshire
Weldon
Weldon
Location within Northamptonshire
Population2,099 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP9289
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCorby
Postcode districtNN17
Dialling code01536
PoliceNorthamptonshire
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AmbulanceEast Midlands
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52°29′44″N 0°38′20″W / 52.4956°N 0.6389°W / 52.4956; -0.6389Coordinates: 52°29′44″N 0°38′20″W / 52.4956°N 0.6389°W / 52.4956; -0.6389

The village's name means 'hill with a spring/stream'.[1]

It is, currently, administered by North Northamptonshire council. Prior to local government changes in 2021 it was adminstered by Corby Borough Council; at the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 1,644 people,[2] increasing to 2,099 at the 2011 Census.[3]

While still a defined village, as of 2005, it is under great pressure to expand and has since become a suburb of its neighbour. However, it still remains a parish. Weldon is at the crossroads of the north–south A43 trunk road which bypasses it to the west and the A427 that, locally, provides a route to Market Harborough westbound and Oundle eastbound; traffic on this road is "calmed" by an extensive scheme. The King's Arms public house was demolished and replaced with housing. It has now been absorbed into the Corby Urban Area which had a population of 56,810 in 2011.

Weldon currently has two public houses, the CAMRA-approved Shoulder of Mutton and The George, formerly a 17th-century coaching inn. The Church of [1] St Mary the Virgin is an early-13th century limestone built church and is located just to the south of the main village.

The village is home to Weldon Cricket Club which runs ten teams for both adults and children, the team is going from strength to strength climbing the Northamptonshire leagues. Chairman Andy Warren .[4] and the village football team, Weldon United, play in the Northamptonshire Football Combination Premier Division.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Key to English Place-names".
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics: Weldon CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 28 November 2009
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Weldon CC".
  5. ^ "Homepage - WELDON UNITED F.C."

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