Stanford-on-Avon

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Stanford-on-Avon
Stanfordonavonchurch.jpg
Church of St Nicholas
Stanford-on-Avon is located in Northamptonshire
Stanford-on-Avon
Stanford-on-Avon
Location within Northamptonshire
OS grid referenceSP589786
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNorthampton
Postcode districtNN6
Dialling code01788
PoliceNorthamptonshire
FireNorthamptonshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
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Northamptonshire
52°24′08″N 1°08′05″W / 52.4023°N 1.1348°W / 52.4023; -1.1348Coordinates: 52°24′08″N 1°08′05″W / 52.4023°N 1.1348°W / 52.4023; -1.1348

Stanford-on-Avon is a hamlet in the civil parish of Stanford in the Daventry district of Northamptonshire, England. It lies next to the River Avon, which here forms the county boundary between Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. On the Leicestershire side of the river is Stanford Hall, a historic house. Stanford Reservoir is one mile north of the village. The population is included in the civil parish of Clay Coton.

Organ[edit]

The church contains the oldest metal organ pipes surviving in Britain. The upper part of the organ-case appears to be related to the Dallam organ at Tewkesbury Abbey, and therefore the pipes probably date from the 1630s (i.e. before the Cromwell era when many organs were destroyed).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gwynn. "Survivors & Exiles". Retrieved 1 November 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Stanford on Avon at Wikimedia Commons