Greens Norton

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Greens Norton
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Greens Norton is located in Northamptonshire
Greens Norton
Greens Norton
 Greens Norton shown within Northamptonshire
Population 1,587 (2001 Census)[1]
1,634 (2010 est)[2]
OS grid reference SP6649
District South Northamptonshire
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Towcester
Postcode district NN12
Dialling code 01327
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Daventry
List of places

Coordinates: 52°08′36″N 1°01′26″W / 52.1433°N 1.0238°W / 52.1433; -1.0238

Greens Norton is a village in South Northamptonshire, England, just over 1 mile (1.6 km) from Towcester. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 1,587 people.[1]


It has a pub called the Butchers Arms, a post office, and a primary school. In recent years the village has had a doctors surgery built and there are current motions to add a commercial pharmacy to this.


The parish church is dedicated to St Bartholomew and is Saxon[3] in origin. Its tall spire, last rebuilt in 1957, is a landmark miles around. The architect H. R. Gough rebuilt the chancel arch in 1882.[3] There are monuments and a brass to members of the Greene family.[3]

In medieval times, the village was known a simply 'Norton' and was a royal domain of Edward the Confessor and later William the Conqueror. In the 14th century the whole village was sold to Sir Henry Greene for a total of 20 shillings hence the name Greene's Norton, which today is reduced to just Greens Norton.

Although there was never a railway station at Greens Norton, there was once a junction here, where the lines of the Stratford and Midland Junction Railway from Towcester to Stratford, and Towcester to Banbury diverged. In 1910 however, the physical connection was removed, leaving two separate single lines running side by side from here into Towcester.

Other notable buildings include Bengall Manor and nearby farms built about 1840 by the Grafton Estate[3] at nearby Caswell and Field Burcote.


  1. ^ a b Office for National Statistics: Greens Norton CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 10 November 2009
  2. ^ SNC (2010). South Northamptonshire Council Year Book 2010–2011. Towcester NN12 7FA. p. 39. 
  3. ^ a b c d Pevsner & Cherry, 1973, pp 239–240

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