Lowick, Northamptonshire

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Lowick northamptonshire church.jpg
St Peter's Church, Lowick
Lowick is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
Population298 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSP9780
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKettering
Postcode districtNN14
Dialling code01832
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
List of places
52°24′47″N 0°34′01″W / 52.413°N 0.567°W / 52.413; -0.567Coordinates: 52°24′47″N 0°34′01″W / 52.413°N 0.567°W / 52.413; -0.567

Lowick is a village and civil parish forming part of the district of East Northamptonshire, England, about 2 miles (3.2 km) north-west of Thrapston. It appears in the Domesday Book as Luhwik, and later as Lofwyk and in 1167 as Luffewich. The name derives from Old English "Luhha's or Luffa's dwelling place", wic being cognate to vicus in Latin.[1] At the time of the 2011 census, the parish's population was 298 people.[2]


Drayton House is 1 mile (1.6 km) south-west of the village.

St Peter's Church was built by the Greene family of Drayton between the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries.[3] The former school building in Drayton Road was built by Sir John Germaine and his wife and dates from 1717-25.[3]

The George Eliot book Middlemarch was written, at least in part, in the village's old rectory, which is mentioned in the book itself.


  1. ^ Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 306. ISBN 0198691033.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics: Lowick CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 16 July 2015
  3. ^ a b Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1961). The Buildings of England – Northamptonshire. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 297–8. ISBN 978-0-300-09632-3.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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