Grendon, Northamptonshire, NN7 1JW
Date of visit: 21st February 2020
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Grendon is a small village and civil parish in rural Northamptonshire, England on the borders of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Many houses are made of the local limestone and various older thatched houses still survive. The name of the village means “green hill” and today the village remains centred on the hill. As with Earls Barton, the village was owned by Judith, the niece of William the Conqueror.
At the time of the 2011 census, the parish population was 544; the village is a popular place to live with commuters to London or Milton Keynes. It is the site of the 19th-century ‘Battle of Grendon’. The village is in two parts which are separated by the brook. The smaller part of the village is often incorrectly shown on maps as “Lower End” – implying that it is a separate hamlet, whilst the higher (southern) part of the village is located at the top of the (steep) hill.
The village is mentioned in the Domesday book when Grendon formed part of the hundred of Wymersley, which covered an area of 52 square miles (130 km2). Here it is listed as having three hides and one virgate and land enough for 9 ploughs, twelve sochmen, 3 mills rendering 3 shillings, along with 30 acres of meadow.
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Location – UK Postcode NN7 1EL
Location – OS Grid Ref: 487934, 260466
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.235379, -0.713773
Location – Northing / Westing 52°14’07.4″N 0°42’49.6″W