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St Mary's Church
Grid reference: SP8672
Location: 52°20’22"N, 0°44’2"W
Population: 439  (2011)
Post town: Kettering
Postcode: NN14
Dialling code: 01933
Local Government
Council: North Northamptonshire

Orlingbury is a village and parish in the Orlingbury Hundred of Northamptonshire. It is between the towns of Kettering and Wellingborough. At the time of the 2011 census, the parish's population was 439.[1]

Notable buildings

The Historic England website contains details of a total of 16 listed buildings in the parish of Orlingbury.[2] Those which are Grade II* are:

The Village Hall can be found at Rectory Lane and The Queen's Arms public house at Isham Road.


The site of the deserted village of Wythmail is in the parish of Orlingbury.

Cricket ground

On the outskirts of Orlingbury is a cricket ground, home of Isham Cricket Club[8] who play in Division 1 of The Northamptonshire County League. Past players have included Stephen Fleming (New Zealand national cricket team Captain), Johann Myburgh (SA Titans) and John Hughes (Northamptonshire County Cricket Club).

According to local folklore, the man who killed the last wolf in England is buried in the church. He is known locally as Jock of Badsaddle.[9]


Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Orlingbury)
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