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Fields between Pattishall and Bugbrooke
Pattishall is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
Population1,471 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSP671542
• London72 miles (116 km)
Civil parish
  • Pattishall
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNN12
Dialling code01327
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°10′57″N 1°01′09″W / 52.182421°N 1.019295°W / 52.182421; -1.019295Coordinates: 52°10′57″N 1°01′09″W / 52.182421°N 1.019295°W / 52.182421; -1.019295

Pattishall, also known in antiquity as Pateshull,[1] is a village and Parish in South Northamptonshire, England. The population of the civil parish (including Astcote, Dalscote and Eastcote) was 1,471 at the 2011 census.[2] The village lies adjacent to the Roman road Watling Street (A5) and Banbury Lane, an ancient drove way, 4 miles north of Towcester and 7 miles south of Northampton.

The civil parish of Pattishall includes the villages of Pattishall, Eastcote, Astcote and Dalscote, part of Fosters Booth, and the hamlet of Cornhillin Eastcote).[3]


Pattishall: Looking along the Crescent through the church gate

Pattishall is a small village located approximately 4.2 miles from Towcester, 8.3 miles from Wootton and 2.8 miles from Bugbrooke. Pattishall is surrounded by hilly fields and contains both 20th century housing and an older part of the village which is down a hill. The postcodes for the Towcester area begin NN12. In Pattishall there is one school, a Church of England primary school.


The name is derived from the Patishall family, three of whom were eminent judges during the 13th century, including one, Simon of Pattishall, who drafted Magna Carta. Pattishall was host to a prisoner-of-war camp during World War One, which housed 4500 Germans.[4]


The civil parish of Pattishall had a population of 1,501 people at the time of the 2001 census,[5] including a Christian community of around 50 people, part of the evangelical Christian group, the Jesus Army.


Pattishall includes a church, park and a working farm.


  1. ^ GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Pattishall in South Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time., quoting John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72).
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  3. ^ SNC (2010). South Northamptonshire Council Year Book 2010-2011. Towcester NN12 7FA. p. 39.CS1 maint: location (link)
  4. ^ BBC - World War One At Home, Pattishall, Northamptonshire Retrieved 11 July 2018
  5. ^ Office for National Statistics: Pattishall CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 15 November 2009

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