Wilby, Northamptonshire

Wilby is a suburban linear village and civil parish in the Wellingborough built-up area of North Northamptonshire, England.

Wilby is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
Population624 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSP8666
• London69.8 miles (112.3 km)
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNN8
Dialling code01933
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°17′23″N 0°44′00″W / 52.2898°N 0.7332°W / 52.2898; -0.7332Coordinates: 52°17′23″N 0°44′00″W / 52.2898°N 0.7332°W / 52.2898; -0.7332

The village is often considered a suburb of Wellingborough, due to its close proximity to the town, as well as having a Wellingborough town post code, as opposed to a Wellingborough rural post code.

It is directly south-west of the town of Wellingborough on the former trunk road, the A4500, to the county town of Northampton. At the time of the 2011 census, the parish's population was 624 people. It is also thought to date to the Victorian times.[1]

The village's name origin is dubious. 'farm/settlement of Willa' or 'farm/settlement of Villi'. Later sources show similarity to Old English 'wilig' meaning 'willow'.[2]

The village is governed as part of North Northamptonshire. Before changes in 2021 it was governed by the Wellingborough Borough Council.

Wilby has a Church of England and Voluntary Aided Primary School, a small village faith school built in 1854. Its current headteacher is Lisa Pearce.[3]

The village also contains a working men's club, a pub, a café, a car garage, a Christian church, a hairdresser, a recreational ground and a pre-school.[citation needed] A housing estate is rumoured to be built south of the village but nothing has been confirmed.


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Wilby CP: Parish headcounts Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Key to English Place-names".
  3. ^ "Wilby CE Primary School - Home".

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