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Holy Trinity Church, Hinton in the Hedges
Hinton-in-the-Hedges is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
Population179 [1]
167 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSP5536
• London70 miles (113 km)
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBrackley
Postcode districtNN13
Dialling code01280
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast 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.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Listed buildings in the village

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