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Wappenham Village.jpg
View Towards Helmdon, Wappenham
Wappenham is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
Population294 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSP6245
• London70 miles (113 km)
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTowcester
Postcode districtNN12
Dialling code01327
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°06′15″N 1°05′20″W / 52.1043°N 1.0889°W / 52.1043; -1.0889Coordinates: 52°06′15″N 1°05′20″W / 52.1043°N 1.0889°W / 52.1043; -1.0889

Wappenham is a linear village and civil parish in Northamptonshire, England. It is 5 miles (8 km) south-west of Towcester, north of Syresham and north-west of Silverstone and forms part of the district of South Northamptonshire. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 266 people,[1] increasing to 294 at the 2011 Census.[2]


Wappenham has some of the earliest architectural works by Sir George Gilbert Scott.[3][a]

Gilbert Scott's Vicarage

The red-brick vicarage, east of the church, built in 1833 as a home for his father Reverend Thomas Scott who was vicar of Wappenham at the time, was Gilbert Scott's first work, built while he was still an assistant architect. Pevsner describes it as "...only remarkable for being Sir George Gilbert Scott's first building".[3] The village also contains four other houses designed by Gilbert Scott, and on the village green there is a still-functional red K6 telephone box designed by Gilbert Scott's grandson Giles Gilbert Scott.[4]

Wappenham House

The Manor House Wappenham west of the church is dated 1704.[3]

St Mary the Virgin

The church is 13th century and dedicated to St Mary. There are several monuments located there to various individuals, including Thomas Lovett of Astwell Castle (d.1492), Thomas Lovett III (d.1542), Constance Butler (d.1499), and Sir Thomas Billing (d.1481), Chief Justice, of Biddlesden Abbey, Buckinghamshire.[3]

Wappenham had its own railway station until 1951, on the former Towcester/Banbury line between Helmdon and Greens Norton Junction. The last train on the line ran on 12 July 1953.[5]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Wappenham CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 25 November 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1961). The Buildings of England – Northamptonshire. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 306–7. ISBN 978-0-300-09632-3.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Cole, David (1980). The Work of Gilbert Scott. London: Architectural Press. pp. 441–2. ISBN 0-85139-723-9.
  5. ^ The Unofficial SMJ Society

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