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Sywell is located in Northamptonshire
Sywell shown within Northamptonshire
Population 792 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SP825675
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NN6
Dialling code 01604
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°17′58″N 0°47′21″W / 52.2994°N 0.7893°W / 52.2994; -0.7893Coordinates: 52°17′58″N 0°47′21″W / 52.2994°N 0.7893°W / 52.2994; -0.7893
The village sign - Sywell

Sywell is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England. At the time of the 2011 census, the population was 792.[1]

The name Sywell is thought to mean seven wells.


The facilities found in the village include:


The Ecton Lane part of the village is built just inside the walls of Overstone Hall; the estate wall is of fine quality and in village folklore is said to be seven feet high, be seven miles long and took seven men seven years to build.

Pevsner on Sywell[edit]

The Church at Sywell

Church - this has a short tower dating to the 13th century. The pretty stair projection found in the west side of the church is not medieval as it appears. Renovations dating from the 1870s have left the church with an odd feel. There is a stained glass window by Willement dating from 1839, which is very fine. It uses heraldic glass dating from 1580.

Sywell Hall - the hall has a long straight front with two small and one larger gable ends. The house appears to originally date from Elizabethan times.

Village - many local houses were rebuilt by Lady Overstone in the 1860s - with the (old) school dating to 1861 and the rectory's rebuilding to 1862.

The church's plate dates from 1816 and is the work of Patten.

The airfield hosts an annual concert called "Music in the Air"[1]. A combination of classical Music and Aviation

Links with the village from the Dictionary of National Biography[edit]


  • The Buildings of England - Northamptonshire. N Pevsner (Second edition). ISBN 0-300-09632-1
  • Dictionary of National Biography

External links[edit]

Aviation Museum at Sywell