Thornby, Northamptonshire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Thornby is located in Northamptonshire
 Thornby shown within Northamptonshire
Population 162 
OS grid reference SP6775
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

Coordinates: 52°22′24″N 1°00′36″W / 52.3734°N 1.0101°W / 52.3734; -1.0101

Thornby is a village and civil parish in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England. It has a Manor house. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 162 people.[1] The village is bisected by the A5199 (formerly A50) road between Northampton and Leicester and about 11 miles (17.7 km) north-west of Northampton town centre. It is about 1½ miles (2½ km) south of a junction with the A14 road which joins the M1 Motorway and M6 junction at Catthorpe with Felixstowe, Suffolk.

Notable buildings[edit]

The parish church is dedicated to St Helen and is described by Pevsner as of little architectural interest. It dates from 14th century and additions and re-building took place in 1870 by E F Law.[2]

Thornby Hall is located off Naseby road and is 17th century, with 19th and 20th century additions, in the Tudor style. The house and grounds are used as a school for young people with severe emotional and behavioural problems, as a result of attachment difficulties which may be rooted in early life trauma.[3]

Stone House is C.1700 and Thornby Grange was built in 1911 in the Stuart style.[2]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Thornby CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 24 November 2009
  2. ^ a b Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1961). The Buildings of England – Northamptonshire. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 426–427. ISBN 978-0-300-09632-3. 
  3. ^ Thornby Hall at Childhood First website - has pictures of the Hall and grounds. Accessed 31 January 2013

External links[edit]

Media related to Thornby, Northamptonshire at Wikimedia Commons