Overthorpe, Northamptonshire

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Overthorpe
Overthorpe is located in Northamptonshire
Overthorpe
Overthorpe
Location within Northamptonshire
Population235 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSP4840
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBanbury
Postcode districtOX17
Dialling code01295
PoliceNorthamptonshire
FireNorthamptonshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
WebsiteOverthorpe Village Website
List of places
UK
England
Northamptonshire
52°03′53″N 1°17′49″W / 52.0647°N 1.2970°W / 52.0647; -1.2970Coordinates: 52°03′53″N 1°17′49″W / 52.0647°N 1.2970°W / 52.0647; -1.2970

Overthorpe is a village and civil parish in South Northamptonshire, about 2 miles (3 km) east of Banbury in Oxfordshire and 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of junction 11 of the M40 motorway. Overthorpe is in the west of Northamptonshire, and its western boundary forms part of the county boundary with Oxfordshire. It is part of the informal district of Banburyshire.

The 2001 Census recorded the parish's population as 242,[1] reducing slightly to 235 at the 2011 Census.[2]

History[edit]

The Manor House is 17th-century, with a Tudor Revival rear extension that was added about 1930.[3] The village has at least three other 17th-century houses[4][5][6] and a 17th- or 18th-century barn.[7]

An open field system of farming prevailed in Overthorpe until the 18th century. Traces of ridge and furrow survive north of the village. Overthorpe used to be part of the parish of Middleton Cheney, but its land tenure was linked with that of Warkworth. Parliament passed a single Inclosure Act for both Overthorpe and Warkworth in 1764.[8]

Church and chapel[edit]

There is no church in Overthorpe. It is in the Church of England parish of St Mary, Warkworth, whose 14th-century church is midway between the two villages.

Overthorpe had a nonconformist chapel, but it is now a private house.[9]

Amenities[edit]

Carrdus School, at Overthorpe Hall 12 mile (800 m) north of the village, is an independent preparatory school.[10]

The Jurassic Way long distance footpath passes through the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area: Overthorpe CP: Parish Headcounts, 2001". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Manor House  (Grade II) (1371479)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Dumbletons  (Grade II) (1041162)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Hill Farmhouse  (Grade II) (1293624)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Old Well House  (Grade II) (1041161)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Barn approximately 20 metres west of the Old Well House  (Grade II) (1293609)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  8. ^ RCHME 1982, pp. 101–102.
  9. ^ Historic England. "Chapel House  (Grade II) (1293640)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  10. ^ Carrdus School

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