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Blatherwycke

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OS grid reference  SP9795
Country  England
Post town  Peterborough
Shire county  Northamptonshire
Dialling code  01780
Region  East Midlands
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  PE8 6YN
District  East Northamptonshire
UK parliament constituency  Corby
Blatherwycke England39s Lost Country Houses Blatherwycke Hall
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Blatherwycke church and village


Blatherwycke is a village and civil parish in the East Northamptonshire district of Northamptonshire, England. It is about 6 miles (9.7 km) north-east of Corby. It is near Blatherwycke Lake, on the Willow Brook.

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Blatherwycke Stable block at Blatherwycke Michael Trolove Geograph Britain

Demographics

Blatherwycke Rockingham Forest Trust Heritage Resource Centre

The population is grouped with the nearby village of Laxton for administrative purposes. The 2001 census reports the population total, with Laxton, as 160 (68 male, 98 female) of which 55 live in Blatherwyke. At the 2011 census the population was included in the civil parish of Bulwick.

History

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The name was recorded in the Domesday Book under "Blarewiche". It has several possible explanations including "bllader-plant specialised-farm", a form of the name "blackthorn" or "settlement where bladderwort grows".

Blatherwycke Blatherwick surname

Blatherwyke Hall was built in 1720 by Thomas Ripley but fell derelict and was demolished in 1948. A large stable building survives with the inscription "D, OB 1770" for Donatus O'Brien.

Blatherwycke Plate 106 18thCentury House Demolished British History Online

Holy Trinity Church is Norman in origin. There is a monument to Sir Humphrey Stafford (d.1575) the builder of Kirby Hall and also Thomas Randolph (d.1635), the poet and dramatist commissioned by Sir Christopher Hatton.

In popular culture

The village was immortalized in song by the comic Graham Fellows as John Shuttleworth.

Blatherwycke Rockingham Forest Trust Heritage Resource Centre
Blatherwycke Riding and volunteering at the St Neots Sportive 2013 Velo Richard
Blatherwycke History of Blatherwycke in East Northamptonshire Map and description
Blatherwycke Rockingham Forest Trust Heritage Resource Centre

References

Blatherwycke Wikipedia


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