Harpole

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Harpole
Harpole is located in Northamptonshire
Harpole
Harpole
 Harpole shown within Northamptonshire
Population 1,545 (2001 census)
1,559 (est.2010)[1]
OS grid reference SP691608
   – London 69 mi (111 km)  
Civil parish Harpole
District South Northamptonshire
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORTHAMPTON
Postcode district NN7
Dialling code 01604
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Current: Northampton South
From 2010 General Election: Daventry
List of places
UK
England
Northamptonshire

Coordinates: 52°14′30″N 0°59′27″W / 52.241603°N 0.990786°W / 52.241603; -0.990786

Harpole is a village 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Northampton, England, along the A4500 road (former A45) about 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the M1 Motorway junction 16.

Governance[edit]

Harpole is in the district council area of South Northamptonshire where it is part of Harpole and Grange ward, together with the parishes of Milton Malsor, Kislingbury, Rothersthorpe and Gayton. It is also in the area of Northamptonshire County Council and the Parliamentary Constituency of Daventry. The MP is currently Chris Heaton-Harris (Conservative).

Geography[edit]

The M1 London to Yorkshire motorway junctions 16 and 15a are 2 miles (3.2 km) west and 3 miles (4.8 km) south respectively. It is 69 miles (111 km) north of London and 42 miles (68 km) southeast of Birmingham.

Demographics[edit]

2001 census data[2] shows 1,547 people resident in the Parish Council area consisting of 755 males and 792 females (the 2009 estimated population is 1,557[1]), in 636 household of which 82.6% were owner occupied or being purchased with a mortgage.

Facilities[edit]

It hosts three public houses: The Bull, located on the High Street; The Live and Let Live, located on Larkhall Lane; and the Turnpike or Beefeater, located at the Harpole Turn from the A4500 road (former A45 road).

Village events[edit]

Harpole hosts a scarecrow weekend in September, during which thousands of visitors enjoy the views of the historic village.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b SNC (2010). South Northamptonshire Council Year Book 2010-2011. Towcester NN12 7FA. p. 39. 
  2. ^ = 2008-10-31 "UK census 2001 - data". 
  3. ^ Harpole Scarecrows

External links[edit]

Media related to Harpole at Wikimedia Commons