Pitsford

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Coordinates: 52°18′23″N 0°53′34″W / 52.3064°N 0.8927°W / 52.3064; -0.8927

Pitsford
Pitsford is located in Northamptonshire
Pitsford
Pitsford
 Pitsford shown within Northamptonshire
Population 636 
OS grid reference SP7568
District Daventry
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Northampton
Postcode district NN6
Dialling code 01604
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Kettering
List of places
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Northamptonshire

Pitsford is a village and civil parish in the Daventry District of the non-metropolitan county of Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom. According to 2001 census, the parish's population was 636 people.[1] There is one pub, The Griffin, situated in the high street, which is a listed building.[2]

Pitsford Water, which is used for fishing and sailing as well as storing water for the local area,[3] is north-west of the village, but only part of it lies within the parish.[4] Pitsford Airstrip is at Moulton Grange Farm. Pitsford Hall is home to Pitsford School,[5] which runs Pitsford Hall weather station. Ironstone is quarried at Pitsford and was formerly transported by rail; the railway line is now part of the preserved Northampton & Lamport Railway which has its headquarters at Pitsford and Brampton railway station. Henry Watkin, the utopian socialist, was born in the village in 1824.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Pitsford CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 16 November 2009
  2. ^ "Griffin Inn - Pitsford - Northamptonshire - England | British Listed Buildings:". BritishListedBuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Anglian Water: Pitsford Water Park. Retrieved 16 November 2009
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping
  5. ^ Pitsford School - About us - School history. Retrieved 7 July 2012

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