Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, NN7 1EL
Date of visit: 21st February 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yardley Hastings is a village and civil parish in the English county of Northamptonshire. It is located south-east of the county town of Northampton and is skirted on its south side by the main A428 road to Bedford.
The affix ‘Hastings’ is the surname of the Earls of Pembroke of the third creation; it distinguishes the village from nearby Yardley Gobion.
Thomas Dudley was born in Yardley Hastings in 1576. He sailed to New England on the Arbella in 1630 and became Governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony. He signed the charter of Harvard College in 1650.
Bouttoll Downing was born in Yardley Hastings in 1510. Ten generations later in 1820 “his descendant Sarah Downing” married John Abbey in Yardley Hastings where further generations continued to live.
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Location – UK Postcode NN7 1EL
Location – OS Grid Ref: 486465, 257016
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.204601, -0.736162
Location – Northing / Westing 52°12’16.6″N 0°44’10.2″W