Chapel Brampton

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Chapel Brampton
Chapel Brampton is located in Northamptonshire
Chapel Brampton
Chapel Brampton
Chapel Brampton shown within Northamptonshire
Population 470 
OS grid reference SP7267
Shire county
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
List of places
52°17′51″N 0°56′30″W / 52.2976°N 0.9417°W / 52.2976; -0.9417Coordinates: 52°17′51″N 0°56′30″W / 52.2976°N 0.9417°W / 52.2976; -0.9417

Chapel Brampton is a civil parish and village in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England. Together with nearby Church Brampton, it is known as The Bramptons. At the time of the 2001 census, Chapel Brampton parish's population was 470 people.[1] At the 2011 census the population was included in the civil parish of Church Brampton with Chapel Brampton.


The village is notable for its distinctive Spencer Estate cottages. These Victorian sandstone cottages are of a similar design to cottages found in the nearby villages of Church Brampton, Harlestone and The Bringtons.

Chapel Brampton has three pubs — the Spencer Arms is a former coaching inn whilst the Brampton Halt was part of the railway station. A new build on the site of the former Boughton cold store is named The Windhover after an old name for the kestrel. This site is actually within the parish of Boughton. The village has two conference centres: Sedgebrook Hall and Brampton Grange. Sedgebrook Grange was designed by architect John Brown and built in 1930 as a wedding gift for a member of the Houison Craufurd family from Craufurdland Castle in Ayrshire.[2]

The (Red) Earl Spencer broke the neck of his favourite horse, Merry Tom, whilst out fox hunting and trying to jump the narrow River Nene. The Earl paid for a monument to be erected at the Brixworth end of what is now known as Merry Tom Lane, engraved 'Here Lies the body of Merry Tom'. A local wag scratched on it: "ridden to death by careless John". Merry Tom Lane was also the site of a level crossing. When the railway is rebuilt a small halt will be built there.

Preserved railway[edit]

The nearby railway line is now part of the preserved Northampton & Lamport Railway which has its headquarters at Pitsford and Brampton railway station.


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