Great Houghton, Northamptonshire

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Great Houghton
Great Houghton is located in Northamptonshire
Great Houghton
Great Houghton
Great Houghton shown within Northamptonshire
Population 642 (2011)
OS grid reference SP79115886
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Northampton
Postcode district NN
Dialling code 01604
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
52°13′22″N 0°50′28″W / 52.22275°N 0.841141°W / 52.22275; -0.841141Coordinates: 52°13′22″N 0°50′28″W / 52.22275°N 0.841141°W / 52.22275; -0.841141

Great Houghton is a village in the Borough of Northampton. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 642.[1] It lies on the edge of the large market town, on the Bedford Road (A428). The village has two pubs, a large village hall. and a hair and beauty salon. The village was also the home of Great Houghton School - a private day school which closed in 2014.[2]

The village was struck by an F1/T2 tornado on 23 November 1981, as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day.[3]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Nerighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  2. ^ Northampton Chronicle & Echo: Children and staff face uncertain future after Northamptonshire school closes Accessed 27 JUly 2014
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