Islip, Northamptonshire

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Grid reference: SP9878
Location: 52°23’56"N, 0°33’14"W
Population: 763  (2001)
Post town: Kettering
Postcode: NN14
Dialling code: 01832
Local Government
Council: East Northamptonshire
Website: Islip Parish Web Site

Islip is a village in Northamptonshire, found just west of Thrapston and 7 miles east of Kettering. The parish is bounded to the east by the River Nene and to the north by Harpurs Brook, a tributary of the Nene. The 2001 recorded the parish's population as 763 people.

Parish church

Islip had a parish church by the early 13th century but the present Perpendicular Gothic parish church of Saint Nicholas was built early in the 15th century. St. Nicholas' shares a benefice with the parishes of Thrapston and Denford.[1]

Social and economic history

Matthias Nicoll moved to New York from Islip in 1664. The town of Islip in Suffolk County, New York is named after the Northamptonshire village.[2]

About the village

The village has two public houses: The Rose and Crown and The Woolpack Inn.[3] It has also a working men's club, a hairdresser[4] and a beauty salon.[5]

Islip also has a football team, Islip United FC.

Outside links

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