Thorpe Malsor

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Thorpe Malsor
Thorpe Malsor is located in Northamptonshire
Thorpe Malsor
Thorpe Malsor
Location within Northamptonshire
Population144 (2001 census)[1]
145 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSP8379
Civil parish
  • Thorpe Malsor
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKettering
Postcode districtNN14
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°22′37″N 0°49′41″W / 52.377°N 0.828°W / 52.377; -0.828Coordinates: 52°22′37″N 0°49′41″W / 52.377°N 0.828°W / 52.377; -0.828

Thorpe Malsor is a village and civil parish 2 miles (3 km) west of Kettering. The population at the 2011 Census was 145.[2]


The Church of England parish church of All Saints was built late in the 13th and early in the 14th centuries.[3] In 1877 the Gothic Revival architect C.C. Rolfe restored the church,[4] with Harry Hems of Exeter undertaking the carving.[3] All Saints parish is now part of a single benefice with the parishes of Broughton, Cransley and Loddington.[5]

The village well in the middle of the main street was sunk in 1589.[3] Thorpe Malsor Hall is a Jacobean house that was refenestrated in the 18th century and enlarged in 1817.[3]

Ironstone quarrying[edit]

Thorpe Malsor sits in the Northamptonshire ironstone field. Between 1913 and 1946, iron ore was quarried from extensive, shallow pits on the north and west sides of the village. These pits were connected to the ironworks north of Kettering, by branch of the narrow gauge Kettering Ironstone Railway. The railway crossed the valley north-east of the village on a substantial viaduct. The branch was removed in 1949.[6]


  1. ^ "Area selected: Kettering (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Pevsner & Cherry 1973, p. 428.
  4. ^ Saint 1970, pp. 53ff.
  5. ^ A Church Near You: All Saints, Thorpe Malsor
  6. ^ Quine, Dan (2016). Four East Midlands Ironstone Tramways Part Two: Kettering. 106. Garndolbenmaen: Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railway Modelling Review.

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