Warmington, Northamptonshire

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Warmington Mill
Grid reference: TL075915
Location: 52°30’36"N, 0°25’1"W
Population: 939  (2011)
Post town: Peterborough
Postcode: PE8
Dialling code: 01832
Local Government
Council: North Northamptonshire

Warmington is a village in the north of Northamptonshire. The village is two and a half miles east of the town of Oundle and ten miles south-west of Northamptonshire's only city, Peterborough.

It had a population of 874 at the 2001 census, increasing to 939 at the 2011 Census.

The village has a large 13th-century church, and fine watermill, manor house and dovecote. Most of the houses, however, were built in the 1960s and 1970s. A large estate of private homes has been added since the turn of the millennium increasing the size of the village by around 30%. Warmington is a working, functional village with some impressive old stone buildings which are considered very attractive.

The Nene Way footpath runs through the village and is well signposted.


Warmington has a small primary school. There is a village shop and post office, a butcher's, a garage and a pub,[1] The Red Lion which is the site of the annual fireworks party for villagers and visitors and a village hall which hosts social events, groups and clubs for all ages. The nearest junior and secondary schools are in Oundle.

The old water mill which functioned until the mid twentieth century, which was previously restored and used as a retail outlet for the ceramic tile company, Fired Earth. In the late 1990s a fire destroyed the roof and much of the timber work in the building.[2] Residents and visitors may walk from Warmington across the flood plains to Fotheringhay, a historic mediæval village, and to the Fotheringhay Castle site where Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed in 1587[3] and Richard III was born in 1452.[4]

In the village there are 28 listed buildings, including the Mill and the Dovecote.

The farmers' fields that encircle the village and give its rural feel, are now mostly owned by the Proby family in nearby Elton village across in Huntingdonshire, who are based at Elton Hall.


The village can be accessed by a single carriageway main road, the A605, or winding country lanes leading from villages such as Morborne and Ashton by way of the steep 'Cooke's Hill named after the farmers there in the 1960s and previously known as Broadgate Hill.

The oldest part of Warmington village is thought to be an area named Eaglethorpe, a small hamlet adjacent to the River Nene.[5] A 1500-year-old skeleton was found during an archeological dig in Eaglethorpe during the completion of the A605 bypass in 2002.

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