Upper Heyford, Northamptonshire

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Upper Heyford
Upper Heyford is located in Northamptonshire
Upper Heyford
Upper Heyford
Upper Heyford shown within Northamptonshire
Population 77 Est. 2009[1]
OS grid reference SP663596
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NN7 3
Dialling code 01327
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°13′52″N 1°01′48″W / 52.231°N 1.030°W / 52.231; -1.030Coordinates: 52°13′52″N 1°01′48″W / 52.231°N 1.030°W / 52.231; -1.030

Upper Heyford is an English village 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Northampton along the A45 road just before Weedon, in Northamptonshire[2]. It is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) by road to the M1 London to Yorkshire motorway junction 16, 72 miles (116 km) north of London and 38 miles (61 km) southeast of Birmingham. The village of Nether Heyford is about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) to the south of the village with which it shares a Parish Council, Primary School, church and other facilities.

Notable buildings[edit]

Heyford Mill lies a little to the west of the village along the River Nene in a valley which separates the village and Nether Heyford. The mill was derelict but underwent extensive restoration and refurbishment in 2008. The Mill is mentioned in the Domesday Book.[3] In November 2008, South Northants Council decided to serve a "planning enforcement notice" on the developer alleging failure to comply his planning permission. The Council had previously served a court injunction against the developer to stop occupation of the property. The enforcement notice will require the demolition of the new buildings and other works on the historic site.[3][4]

The mill fell into disuse in the 1960s. With the intention of saving its historic character, the Council granted planning permission in 2005 to restore and change the use of several derelict buildings at Heyford Mill after they had suffered arson and vandalism attacks. The site is in open countryside, part of the floodplain of the River Nene.


  1. ^ SNC (2009). South Northamptonshire Council Year Book 2009-2010. Towcester NN12 7FA. p. 39.
  2. ^ "Northamptonshire County Council website". Retrieved 2008-11-20.
  3. ^ a b "South Northants Council: Heyford Mill planning enforcement". Retrieved 2008-11-21.
  4. ^ "Northampton Chronicle & Echo report on Heyford Mill planning enforcement - Northants mill saga may be settled in court - 11 November 2008". Retrieved 2008-11-21.

External links[edit]

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