Wadenhoe History Group


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Wadenhoe Church

Wadenhoe House

About Wadenhoe

The Story Of Wadenhoe

The village of Wadenhoe lies roughly half-way between Oundle and Thrapston in Northamptonshire. There has been a settlement here for at least 800 years and it is mentioned in the Domesday Book.

The parish covers roughly 1,200 acres situated between the parishes of Pilton to the north and Aldwincle to the south. Its western boundary stops near the Lyveden New Bield and its eastern boundary is the River Nene, beyond which is the parish of Achurch.

The village is mainly built on a gentle incline down to the River Nene 
and has a population of about 130, where all houses are occupied.

Most of the village is made up of 17th, 18th and 19th century attractive limestone buildings with roofs mainly of Collyweston slate tiles, pan tiles and a few with thatch. The marshy area along the banks of the river forms part of a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The 13th century church is in a prominent position on a hill overlooking the meadowlands of the Nene valley and isolated from the main part of the village, which lies below along the River Nene. In between the church and the village is an early medieval settlement site, now a scheduled Ancient Monument (www.wadenhoetrust.org/history/).
There are many important vistas and open spaces with scenic and panoramic views from the village over the meadowlands towards Achurch, eastwards to Lilford Hall and from the river up to the village.

 

Useful links

Wadenhoe Trust
Kings Head pub
Wadenhoe House