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Wymington, St Lawrence.JPG
St Lawrence's church
Grid reference: SP955196
Location: 52°16’12"N, 0°36’0"W
Population: 876  (2011[1])
Post town: Rushden
Postcode: NN10
Dialling code: 01933
Local Government
Council: Bedford
North East Bedfordshire

Wymington is a village and parish in Bedfordshire, adjacent to the border with Northamptonshire. It is located around a mile and a half south of Rushden, in the latter county. Other nearby places are Podington, to the south-west, and Farndish to the west.


Wymington was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a parish within the Hundred of Willley.[2]

The parish church of St Lawrence was built in the mid-14th century. It was built for John Curteys who, with his wife, is buried in the chancel and work started in 1350. Apparently the masons responsible came from Northamptonshire but were given a somewhat tighter budget for this church and were assisted by some local workmen. The tower and spire are lavishly ornamented. The interior is rich and complex, with a fine nave roof and the remains of a portrayal of the Doom. The county's best example of the luxuriant spirit of the 14th century.[3]

Sharnbrook Summit nature reserve is located near the village.


("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Wymington)
  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11131034&c=Wymington&d=16&e=62&g=6403058&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1479047781267&enc=1. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  2. British History Online - Parishes and dates
  3. Betjeman, John, ed. (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches; the South. London: Collins; p. 106