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Harpole
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Harpole is located in Northamptonshire
Harpole
Harpole
Location within Northamptonshire
Population1,545 (2001 census)
1,546 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSP691608
London69 mi (111 km)
Civil parish
  • Harpole
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORTHAMPTON
Postcode districtNN7
Dialling code01604
PoliceNorthamptonshire
FireNorthamptonshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament

Harpole is a village 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Northampton, England, along the A4500 road (formerly the A45) about 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the M1 Motorway junction 16.

Governance

Harpole is in the district council area of South Northamptonshire where it is part of Harpole and Grange ward, together with the parishes of Milton Malsor, Kislingbury, Rothersthorpe and Gayton. It is also in the area of Northamptonshire County Council and the Parliamentary Constituency of Daventry. The MP is currently Chris Heaton-Harris (Conservative).

Geography

The M1 London to Yorkshire motorway junctions 16 and 15a are 2 miles (3.2 km) west and 3 miles (4.8 km) south respectively. It is 69 miles (111 km) (nice) north of London and 42 miles (68 km) southeast of Birmingham.

Demographics

2001 census data[1] shows 1,547 people resident in the Parish Council area consisting of 755 males and 792 females (the 2009 estimated population is 1,557[2]), in 636 households, of which 82.6% were owner occupied or being purchased with a mortgage.

Facilities

It hosts three public houses: The Bull, located on the High Street; The Live and Let Live, located on Larkhall Lane; and the Turnpike or Beefeater, located at the Harpole Turn from the A4500 road (former A45 road).

Village events

Harpole hosts a scarecrow weekend in September, during which thousands of visitors enjoy the views of the historic village.[3] There is also an event in December where Santa drives around the village, as in, following him.

References

  1. ^ "UK census 2001 - data". Retrieved 2008.
  2. ^ SNC (2010). South Northamptonshire Council Year Book 2010-2011. Towcester NN12 7FA. p. 39.CS1 maint: location (link)
  3. ^ Harpole Scarecrows

External links

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