Spinney Hill

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Spinney Hill
Spinney Hill is located in Northamptonshire
Spinney Hill
Spinney Hill
Location within Northamptonshire
OS grid referenceSP772630
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORTHAMPTON
Postcode districtNN3
Dialling code01604
PoliceNorthamptonshire
FireNorthamptonshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Northamptonshire
52°15′36″N 0°52′12″W / 52.260°N 0.870°W / 52.260; -0.870Coordinates: 52°15′36″N 0°52′12″W / 52.260°N 0.870°W / 52.260; -0.870

Spinney Hill is an area of Northampton, England, to the north of the town, in the Parklands ward. It is bordered by a semi-wild park area called Bradlaugh Fields, another more traditional park, allotments and a residential area.

Amenities include shops, a pub (called "The Spinney Hill"), Northampton School for Girls, a comprehensive secondary school with academy status, and primary nursery schools.[1]

The Post Office has closed.[2]

The population is included in the Eastfield ward of Northampton Council.

History[edit]

Sir Philip Manfield (a shoe manufacturer) had a substantial mansion built on Kettering Road for himself and his family between 1899 and 1902.[3] James Manfield gave the house for a hospital and it opened as a "hospital for crippled children." It became an orthopedic hospital for all ages and closed as a hospital in 1992. The main building was then converted into apartments and renamed "Manfield Grange".[4][5]

The Spinney Hill pub was built in 1936 by the Northampton Brewery Company. From 1937 until 1947 their tenants were Bertha Wilmott, a singing star of variety theatre and radio, and her husband Reg Seymour. At that time it was a hotel offering accommodation and a famous hotel guest in 1943 was Hollywood film star Clark Gable, while he was a captain in the US army.[6][7]

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  2. ^ "Loc8nearme". Loc8nearme. Retrieved 28 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1961). Cherry, Bridget (ed.). Northamptonshire. Buildings of England (2nd Edition 1973 ed.). Harmondsworth (London): Penguin. p. 342. ISBN 0-14-0710-22-1.
  4. ^ Ingram, Mike (2020). Northampton 5,000 years of history. Northampton: Northampton Tours Publications. p. 263. ISBN 9798579592910.
  5. ^ Corps, Julia (30 January 2019). "Northampton Boot and Shoe Philanthropists: James Manfield". Northamptonshire Health Charity. Retrieved 1 April 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Coleman, Richard; Rajczonek, Joe (1995). Northampton: Welcome to the past. Part Two. People and places. Wellingborough: WD Wharton. p. 90. ISBN 0-9518557-8-6.
  7. ^ Knibb, Dave (2019). Last Orders:A history and directory of Northampton Pubs and Inns trading before 1945. Northampton: Dave Knibb. p. 237. ISBN 978-1-5272-3882-4.