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Wakerley is a linear village and civil parish in the East Northamptonshire District of Northamptonshire, England.
Wakerley is close to, and south of, the River Welland that forms the boundary with Rutland; its nearest neighbour, Barrowden, is in that county and accessible by a footbridge. Wakerley is in the area of Rockingham Forest and Wakerley Great Wood is one of the forest's largest remnants.
St John the Baptist's church, Grade I listed, has been in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust since the early 1970s.
Recent evidence points to Wakerley's industrial history as an iron-smelting centre. Brick-built calcining kilns were used for reducing iron ore before transport to the Corby Steelworks.