West Farndon

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West Farndon
West Farndon is located in Northamptonshire
West Farndon
West Farndon
 West Farndon shown within Northamptonshire
OS grid reference SP528515
Civil parish Woodford cum Membris
District Daventry
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Daventry
Postcode district NN11
Dialling code 01327
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Daventry
Website Woodford cum Membris
List of places

Coordinates: 52°09′32″N 1°13′42″W / 52.1589°N 1.2283°W / 52.1589; -1.2283

West Farndon is a hamlet and deserted medieval village about 34 mile (1.2 km) southwest of Hinton, Northamptonshire, in the civil parish of Woodford cum Membris(where the population is included).

Archaeology and history[edit]

Sherds of second- and third-century Roman pottery have been found west of the present hamlet, indicating the site of a Roman settlement.[1]

The Domesday Book of 1086 records two small manors at West Farndon.[2] Surviving earthworks east and south of the present hamlet show the extent of the former village. In 1760 an inclosure act ended Hinton's open field system of farming, and by 1840 much of the former village was deserted. Much of the ridge and furrow pattern of the common fields is still visible.[1]


The Jurassic Way long distance footpath passes through West Farndon.


  1. ^ a b RCHME 1981, pp. 201–204.
  2. ^ Serjeantson & Adkins 1902, pp. 324, 330.


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