Place:Pitsford, Northamptonshire, England

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NamePitsford
Alt namesPisfordsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage
Located inNorthamptonshire, England
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Pitsford is a village and civil parish in the Daventry District of the non-metropolitan county of Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom. According to 2001 census, the parish's population was 636 people. There is one pub, The Griffin, situated in the high street, which is a listed building.

Pitsford Water, which is used for fishing and sailing as well as storing water for the local area, is north-west of the village, but only part of it lies within the parish. Pitsford Airstrip is at Moulton Grange Farm. Pitsford Hall is home to Pitsford School, which runs Pitsford Hall weather station. Ironstone is quarried at Pitsford and was formerly transported by rail; the railway line is now part of the preserved Northampton & Lamport Railway which has its headquarters at Pitsford and Brampton railway station. Henry Watkin, the utopian socialist, was born in the village in 1824.

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