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Overthorpe, Northamptonshire

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Population  235 (2011 Census)
Region  East Midlands
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Shire county  Northamptonshire
District  South Northamptonshire
UK parliament constituency  South Northamptonshire
OS grid reference  SP4840
Country  England
Post town  Banbury
Local time  Tuesday 6:30 PM
Dialling code  01295
Overthorpe, Northamptonshire
Weather  13°C, Wind SW at 21 km/h, 72% Humidity

Overthorpe is a village and civil parish in South Northamptonshire, about 2 miles (3 km) east of Banbury in Oxfordshire and 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of junction 11 of the M40 motorway. Overthorpe is in the west of Northamptonshire, and its western boundary forms part of the county boundary with Oxfordshire. It is part of the informal district of Banburyshire.


Map of Overthorpe, Banbury, UK

The 2001 Census recorded the parish's population as 242, reducing slightly to 235 at the 2011 Census.


The Manor House is 17th-century, with a Tudor Revival rear extension that was added about 1930. The village has at least three other 17th-century houses and a 17th- or 18th-century barn.

An open field system of farming prevailed in Overthorpe until the 18th century. Traces of ridge and furrow survive north of the village. Overthorpe used to be part of the parish of Middleton Cheney, but its land tenure was linked with that of Warkworth. Parliament passed a single Inclosure Act for both Overthorpe and Warkworth in 1764.

Church and chapel

There is no church in Overthorpe. It is in the Church of England parish of St Mary, Warkworth, whose 14th-century church is midway between the two villages.

Overthorpe had a nonconformist chapel, but it is now a private house.


Carrdus School, at Overthorpe Hall 12 mile (800 m) north of the village, is an independent preparatory school.

The Jurassic Way long distance footpath passes through the village.


Overthorpe, Northamptonshire Wikipedia

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