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Hinton-in-the-Hedges (Nhants) Holy Trinity Church - geograph.org.uk - 69020.jpg
Holy Trinity Church, Hinton in the Hedges
Hinton-in-the-Hedges is located in Northamptonshire
Hinton-in-the-Hedges shown within Northamptonshire
Population 179 [1]
167 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SP5536
• London 70 miles (113 km)
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Brackley
Postcode district NN13
Dialling code 01280
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
52°01′30″N 1°11′19″W / 52.0251°N 1.1885°W / 52.0251; -1.1885Coordinates: 52°01′30″N 1°11′19″W / 52.0251°N 1.1885°W / 52.0251; -1.1885

Hinton-in-the-Hedges is a small village and civil parish in South Northamptonshire, England, 2 miles (3.2 km) due west of the town of Brackley. West of the village is Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 179 people.[1] It had decreased to 167 at the 2011 Census.[2]


The parish church is dedicated to The Most Holy Trinity. A church has existed here since Saxon times the earliest recorded Rector being Sir Richard de Hynton in 1275.[3] There are monuments to Sir William Hinton (d.13th century), Raynold Braye (d.1582) and Salathiell Crewe (d.1686).[4]

The Old Rectory in the village is dated 1678[4] and there are a number of other building which are listed.[5]

The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described the parish in the 1870s as follows:

On the Buckinghamshire railway, 2 miles West by North of Brackley railway station. Post town, Brackley. Acres, 2, 070. Real property, £2, 462. Pop., 178. Houses, 39. The manor belongs to W. Cartwright, Esq. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Steane, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £500. Patron, Earl Spencer. The church is early English; consists of nave, chancel, and North aisle, with low square tower; and contains a remarkable ancient altar tomb, and a very ancient and curiously carved font. There are alms houses with about £38 a year, and a subscription school. Gray, the author of "Memoria Technica", is said to have been a native.


  1. ^ a b Office for National Statistics: Hinton-in-the-Hedges CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 12 November 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  3. ^ Church of England website, accessed 19 January 2010
  4. ^ a b Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1961). The Buildings of England – Northamptonshire. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 259–260. ISBN 978-0-300-09632-3.
  5. ^ Listed buildings in the village

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