Achurch

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For use as a surname, see Achurch (surname).
Achurch
The elaborate cover for the village well - geograph.org.uk - 320172.jpg
The elaborate cover for the village well
Achurch is located in Northamptonshire
Achurch
Achurch
Achurch shown within Northamptonshire
Population 421 (2011)
OS grid reference TL021830
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PETERBOROUGH
Postcode district PE8
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Northamptonshire
52°26′08″N 0°29′58″W / 52.43545°N 0.49957°W / 52.43545; -0.49957Coordinates: 52°26′08″N 0°29′58″W / 52.43545°N 0.49957°W / 52.43545; -0.49957

Achurch (formerly Asenciran sometimes Thorpe Achurch) is a village in Northamptonshire, England. It was called Asechirce in the Domesday Book. The population of the civil parish (including Thorpe Waterville also Wigsthorpe and known as Thorpe Achurch) at the 2011 census was 421.[1]

It is part of the civil parish of Lilford-cum-Wigsthorpe and Thorpe Achurch and the district of East Northamptonshire. It has lent its name to people's surnames who are believed to have originated from the village.

Robert Browne who had previously founded the Brownists, a forerunner of Congregationalism, was rector here from 1591 to 1631.

The parish includes the Grade 1 listed home of Lilford Hall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parishg population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 

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