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 308 
OS grid reference SP7873
District Daventry
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
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 Kettering
List of places

Coordinates: 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]

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.[2]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Old CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 14 November 2009
  2. ^ 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. 

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