Burton Wold Wind Farm
Burton Latimer shown within Northamptonshire
|Population||7,449 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Burton Latimer is a town in Northamptonshire, England, with a population in 2011 of 7,449. It is just south of the junction of the A6 and A14 in the borough of Kettering. The two-mile A6 bypass opened in October 1991.
The town's name is derived from the le Latimer family who lived there in the 13th Century. It grew in the 19th Century around the ironstone quarrying, clothing and footwear industries. A watermill used for grinding corn was converted and used at various times in the 19th century for the manufacture of silk, worsted and carpet-weaving, followed by its conversion to a steam mill to make chicory, mustard, animal foodstuffs and flour. The mill was acquired in the 1930s and became the home of Weetabix.
A notable building in the town is the parish church, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, which was consecrated in 1147. It contains a number of mediaeval wall paintings, a 15th-century chancel screen and some memorial brasses. The oldest of the latter is located between the south arcade and chancel screen and features the coat of arms of the Boyville family; it was almost certainly placed there in the early 16th century to commemorate Richard Boyville, his wife Gresyll and their children.
Burton Latimer is the location of the first wind farm in Northamptonshire. Burton Wold Wind Farm, operated by Your Energy has 10 turbines, producing enough electricity to power around 8,500 homes annually. It is also home to the Weetabix food company, The Alumasc Group PLC and several group undertakings and a Wm Morrisons supermarket distribution centre, which are major local employers. Weetabix is also made in Corby.
Presently, their Manager is Spencey Newcombe, who also played for the club throughout his career.
Burton Latimer has a town twinning agreement with:
- Office for National Statistics website
- Kettering Borough Council website
- Mills, A.D. (1998). Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280074-4
- Your Energy
- Burton Wold Wind Farm
- Alumasc Precision Limited website
- Our Twin Towns And Cities: Kettering Borough Council Retrieved 19 July 2015