Hackleton is a village located in the south of the English shire county of Northamptonshire (Northants) in the district of South Northamptonshire, just north of Buckinghamshire. It is 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Northampton town centre, and 2 miles (3.2 km) by road to the M1 London to Yorkshire motorway junction 15. It lies on the B526 road (former A50) from Northampton to Newport Pagnell, between Horton and Wootton. The parish area is about 1,030 acres (420 ha). The civil parish population was 1,568 in the 2001 UK census, and 2,125 in the 2011 UK census.
These two maps show the boundaries of the individual civil parishes in the county in 1900 and in 1944. Comparing the two on a local level allows one to understand the alterations (should there be any) which occurred during the interim period which are noted in the text above.