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Wappenham Village.jpg
View Towards Helmdon, Wappenham
Grid reference: SP6245
Location: 52°6’15"N, 1°5’20"W
Population: 294  (2011)
Post town: Towcester
Postcode: NN12
Dialling code: 01327
Local Government
South Northamptonshire

Wappenham is a linear village and parish in Northamptonshire. It is five miles south-west of Towcester, north of Syresham and north-west of Silverstone. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 266,[1] increasing to 294 at the 2011 Census.[2]


Wappenham has some of the earliest architectural works by Sir George Gilbert Scott.[3]

The red-brick vicarage, east of the church, built in 1833 as a home for his father Reverend Thomas Scott who was vicar of Wappenham at the time, was Gilbert Scott's first work, built while he was still an assistant architect. Pevsner describes it as "...only remarkable for being Sir George Gilbert Scott's first building".[3] The village also contains four other houses designed by Gilbert Scott, and on the village green there is a still-functional red K6 telephone box designed by Gilbert Scott's grandson Giles Gilbert Scott.[4]

The Manor House of Wappenham, west of the church, is dated 1704.[3]

The church is 13th century and dedicated to St Mary. There are several monuments located there to various individuals, including Thomas Lovett of Astwell Castle (d.1492), Thomas Lovett III (d.1542), Constance Butler (d.1499), and Sir Thomas Billing (d.1481), Chief Justice, of Biddlesden Abbey, Buckinghamshire.[3]

Wappenham had its own railway station until 1951, on the former Towcester/Banbury line between Helmdon and Greens Norton Junction. The last train on the line ran on 12 July 1953.[5]



  1. Office for National Statistics: Wappenham CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 25 November 2009
  2. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11130086&c=Walgrave&d=16&e=62&g=6451038&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1468236074719&enc=1. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1961). The Buildings of England – Northamptonshire. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 306–7. ISBN 978-0-300-09632-3. 
  4. Cole, David (1980). The Work of Gilbert Scott. London: Architectural Press. pp. 441–2. ISBN 0-85139-723-9. 
  5. The Unofficial SMJ Society

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