East Farndon

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East Farndon
East Farndon is located in Northamptonshire
East Farndon
East Farndon
 East Farndon shown within Northamptonshire
Population 258 
OS grid reference SP7185
District Daventry
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Market Harborough
Postcode district LE16
Dialling code 01858
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Kettering
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Coordinates: 52°27′46″N 0°56′57″W / 52.4628°N 0.9491°W / 52.4628; -0.9491

East Farndon is a small linear village and civil parish about one mile south of Market Harborough in the Daventry district of Northamptonshire, England. The village is close to the border with Leicestershire, and has a Leicestershire post code and telephone dialling code. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 258 people.[1]

The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. In a field on the west side of the parish is the 'Judith Stone'. This is a glacial erratic, brought from probably hundreds of miles away during an ice age. It is thought to take its name from the Countess Judith, niece of William the Conqueror. She is recorded in the Domesday Book as holding land in the parish, so perhaps the stone marked a boundary of some kind.

The church stands at the top of a hill and the village street runs down the hill quite steeply from there towards the town of Market Harborough. The church dates mainly from the 13th and 14th centuries and has a fine tower which can be seen for some miles around.

King Charles's army came through the village and occupied the ridge to the south of the church before its defeat at the nearby village of Naseby in 1645.


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