Little Houghton, Northamptonshire

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Little Houghton
Bedford Road, Little Houghton - - 1363767.jpg
Bedford Road, Little Houghton
Grid reference: SP8059
Location: 52°13’52"N, 0°49’21"W
Population: 412  (2011)
Post town: Northampton
Postcode: NN7
Dialling code: 01604
Local Government
Council: West Northamptonshire
Northampton South

Little Houghton is a village in Northamptonshire, about two miles east of Northampton. This is not a large place: the 2011 census recorded a population of just 412.

In front of the parish hall is a set of stocks and a whipping post. They are not used today.

Just off the A428 road between Bedford and Northampton, the village overlooks old gravel pits, (now converted to reservoirs) and a canal. Just across the valley is Billing Aquadrome.

To the north at Clifford Hill by the River Nene is the surviving motte of Little Houghton Castle.

Parish church

St Mary The Virgin

The parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.

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