Hinton, Northamptonshire

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Hinton is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
OS grid referenceSP5352
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDaventry
Postcode districtNN11
Dialling code01327
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
WebsiteWoodford cum Membris
List of places
52°10′05″N 1°13′01″W / 52.168°N 1.217°W / 52.168; -1.217Coordinates: 52°10′05″N 1°13′01″W / 52.168°N 1.217°W / 52.168; -1.217

Hinton is a village about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) south of Daventry in Northamptonshire. The village is the largest settlement in the civil parish of Woodford cum Membris , the others being the village of Woodford Halse and hamlet of West Farndon.


A 14th- or 15th-century Medieval ampulla inscribed "Our Lady of Walsingham" has been found west of the village, off the footpath to Byfield.[1] It would have been used for holy water or holy oil.

Hinton manor house was built late in the 17th century.[2] Its southwest side retains its original appearance but the southeast side has been georgianised with a regular façade of five bays.[2] It is a Grade II* listed building.[3]

In 1753 the open field system of farming around Hinton was ended by enclosure. Much of the ridge and furrow pattern of the common fields is still visible, and is best preserved northwest of the village.[1]


For 67 years Woodford and Hinton were notable for the extensive railway centre of Woodford Halse on the Great Central Railway's main line to London. The line and Woodford and Hinton railway station opened on 15 March 1899. British Railways renamed the station Woodford Halse on 1 November 1948. As well as a station there was a four-way railway junction, a major locomotive depot and extensive marshalling yards. BR closed the station and line on 5 September 1966.


Hinton's Church of England parish church is St Mary the Virgin, Woodford Halse.[4]

Hinton has a Methodist church, which is a member of Banbury Methodist Circuit.[5]


  1. ^ a b RCHME 1981, pp. 201–204.
  2. ^ a b Pevsner & Cherry 1973, p. 468
  3. ^ Historic England. "Manor House  (Grade II*) (1355036)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  4. ^ Archbishops' Council (2010). "Woodford Halse: St Mary the Virgin". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Hinton Methodist Church (Woodford Halse)". Churches. Banbury Methodist Circuit. 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2011.