Hinton, Northamptonshire

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Not to be confused with Hinton-in-the-Hedges.

Coordinates: 52°10′05″N 1°13′01″W / 52.168°N 1.217°W / 52.168; -1.217

Hinton
Hinton is located in Northamptonshire
Hinton
Hinton
 Hinton shown within Northamptonshire
OS grid reference SP5352
Civil parish Woodford cum Membris
District Daventry
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Daventry
Postcode district NN11
Dialling code 01327
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Daventry
Website Woodford cum Membris
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Northamptonshire

Hinton is a village about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) south of Daventry in Northamptonshire. The village is the largest settlement in the civil parish of Woodford cum Membris, the others being the village of Woodford Halse and hamlet of West Farndon.

History[edit]

Hinton manor house was built late in the 17th century.[1] Its southwest elevation retains its original appearance but the southeast elevation has been georgianised with a regular facade of five bays.[1]

For 67 years Woodford and Hinton were notable for the extensive railway centre of Woodford Halse on the Great Central Railway's main line to London. The line and Woodford and Hinton railway station opened on 15 March 1899. British Railways renamed the station Woodford Halse on 1 November 1948. As well as a station there was a four-way railway junction, a major locomotive depot and extensive marshalling yards. BR closed the station and line on 5 September 1966.

Amenities[edit]

Hinton's Church of England parish church is St. Mary the Virgin, Woodford Halse.[2]

Hinton has a Methodist church, which is a member of Banbury Methodist Circuit.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pevsner & Cherry 1973, p. 468
  2. ^ Archbishops' Council (2010). "Woodford Halse: St Mary the Virgin". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hinton Methodist Church (Woodford Halse)". Churches. Banbury Methodist Circuit. 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 

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