Nether Hayford, Nothamptonshire, NN7 3LE

Nether Hayford, Nothamptonshire, NN7 3LE

Date of visit: 17th May 2020

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nether Heyford is a village and civil parish in the South Northamptonshire district of Northamptonshire, England, close to the M1 motorway and the A5 and A45 roads, 6 miles (10 km) west of Northampton and 70 miles (113 km) northwest of London. The parish includes the smaller village of Upper Heyford, about half a mile to the north.

Nether Heyford takes its name from either the Old English word “heg/hedge”, meaning “the ford by the hedge”, or from “haeg/hage”, meaning “the ford over which the hay is carried”. In 1086, in the Domesday Book, the name is recorded as “Heiforde”.

The Post Office once called the village Lower Heyford, but the name was restored to Nether Heyford after reference to it in local deeds. The village is on the flood plain of the River Nene and used to be subjected to flooding, as Watery Lane suggests.

Location Information

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Location – UK Postcode SY10 9LS
Location – OS Grid Ref: 465938, 258518
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.220933, -1.036183
Location – Northing / Westing 52°13’15.4″N 1°02’10.2″W