Old, Northamptonshire

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Church tower of St Andrew, Old, Northamptonshire.jpg
Church tower of St Andrew's, Old
Old is located in Northamptonshire
Old shown within Northamptonshire
Population 490 (2011)
OS grid reference SP7873
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Northampton
Postcode district NN6
Dialling code 01604
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°21′14″N 0°50′56″W / 52.3540°N 0.8489°W / 52.3540; -0.8489Coordinates: 52°21′14″N 0°50′56″W / 52.3540°N 0.8489°W / 52.3540; -0.8489

Old (previously "Wold" and before that "Wolde") is a village and civil parish in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire, England. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 308 people,[1] increasing to 490 at the 2011 Census.[2]

It is near the village of Walgrave, and has a church, village hall, pub and park. It was once home to the haulage company Knights of Old, but they are now based in Kettering. As with many villages the number of farms has decreased, 2 shops, a blacksmith, a butcher and a second pub also disappeared. The village was the beneficiary of a large legacy left to it by a previous rector of the parish several hundred years ago and each year various needy residents of the village receive supplements.

Robert Woodford, the noted 17th-century diarist, was born at Old in 1606, a son of Robert Woodford and his wife Jane Dexter. He appears to have grown up in the parish.[3]

Notable buildings[edit]

The Historic England website contains details of a total of 19 listed buildings (all Grade II, apart from St Andrew's Church which is Grade I) and one scheduled monument at or in the vicinity of Old.[4] Amongst them are:

  • St Andrew's Church, Church Lane
  • Corner House, Bridle Road
  • Dial House, Faxton End
  • Faxton House, Faxton End
  • The Old Rectory, Harrington Road
  • Wold Farmhouse, Harrington Road
  • The Brewery House, Harrington Road
  • Kites Hall, Mill Lane
  • Old Lodge, Mill Lane
  • Manor House, Walgrave Road


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Old CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 14 November 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Fielding, John (2012). The Diary of Robert Woodford, 1637-1641. Cambridge: Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge. pp. 1–2. ISBN 978-1-1070-3638-3. 
  4. ^ "Historic England – The List". Retrieved 2015-09-11. 

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