Wakerley

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For the town in Australia, see Wakerley, Queensland.

Coordinates: 52°35′06″N 0°35′31″W / 52.5849°N 0.5919°W / 52.5849; -0.5919

Wakerley
Wakerley is located in Northamptonshire
Wakerley
Wakerley
 Wakerley shown within Northamptonshire
Population approximately 60
OS grid reference SP9599
District East Northamptonshire
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Oakham
Postcode district LE15
Dialling code 01572
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Corby
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Northamptonshire

Wakerley is a linear village and civil parish in the English county of Northamptonshire.

Forming part of the district of East Northamptonshire, Wakerley is close to, and south of, the River Welland that forms the boundary with Rutland; its nearest neighbour, Barrowden, is in that county and accessible by a footbridge. Wakerley is in the area of Rockingham Forest and Wakerley Great Wood is one of the forest's largest remnants.

St John the Baptist's church, Grade I listed, has been in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust since the early 1970s.

Recent evidence points to Wakerley's industrial history as an iron-smelting centre. Brick-built calcining kilns were used for reducing iron ore before transport to the Corby Steelworks.

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