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The Church of St Mary the Virgin at Tansor
Tansor is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
Population172 (2011)
OS grid referenceTL054910
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPeterborough
Postcode districtPE8
Dialling code01832
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°30′26″N 0°26′51″W / 52.5073°N 0.4476°W / 52.5073; -0.4476Coordinates: 52°30′26″N 0°26′51″W / 52.5073°N 0.4476°W / 52.5073; -0.4476

Tansor is a village and civil parish in the English county of Northamptonshire. Lying near the River Nene, three miles north-east of the town of Oundle and a mile from the village of Cotterstock, Tansor forms part of North Northamptonshire. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 185 people,[1] reducing to 172 at the 2011 Census.[2] Attractions are limited; only a church, telephone box and a village hall containing a playgroup. The Church of St Mary the Virgin is Grade II* listed.

The village's name origin is dubious. 'Tan's ridge' or maybe, 'Tan's river bank'. On the other hand, Old English 'tan' may be utilized in the moved feeling of the part of a stream with a 'river bank'.[3]

A notable son of Tansor was the naturalist and writer Horace William Wheelwright, born there in 1815.


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Tansor CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 24 November 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Key to English Place-names".

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