Clay Coton

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Clay Coton
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Former Church of St Andrew
Clay Coton is located in Northamptonshire
Clay Coton
Clay Coton
Location within Northamptonshire
Population271 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP5977
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNorthampton
Postcode districtNN6
Dialling code01788
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°23′13″N 1°07′44″W / 52.387°N 1.129°W / 52.387; -1.129Coordinates: 52°23′13″N 1°07′44″W / 52.387°N 1.129°W / 52.387; -1.129

Clay Coton is a village in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England. The population (including Elkington and Stanford-on-Avon) of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 271.[1] The nearest large town is Rugby, Warwickshire, about 7 miles (11.3 km) away by road. The village is close to the M1 Motorway with its junction (known as Catthorpe Interchange with the M6 and A14 road which runs very close to the north.

The village is dominated by the mediaeval former church of St. Andrew. Built in 1340, it was restored by Edmund Francis Law in 1866 but fell into disuse in the 1950s and was renovated as a private house in 2000. However, the surrounding graveyard still has public access.[2]

Until 2002, despite the small size of the village, it included a pub, called the 'Fox and Hounds'; it was later renamed the 'Fox'. The Fox was renowned for its folk music nights and cask ales.[citation needed] Like the church, it has now been converted to a private house.

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1961). The Buildings of England – Northamptonshire. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 150. ISBN 978-0-300-09632-3.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)