Place:Weldon, Northamptonshire, England

Watchers
NameWeldon
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.491°N 0.646°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England     (1935 - )
See alsoGreat Weldon, Northamptonshire, Englandparish from which it was formed in 1935
Kettering Rural, Northamptonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
Corby District, Northamptonshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Weldon is a suburban village and civil parish on the eastern outskirts of Corby, Northamptonshire, two miles away from the town centre. The village is listed in the Doomsday Book as 'Weledene', in the Colby Hundred. The head of the manor before 1066 is listed as 'Weldon', likely Anglo-Saxon. The Lord in 1066 is listed as 'Northmann', perhaps an unnamed Viking or Dane. The Lord, and Tenant-in-Chief, in 1086 was Robert de Bucy(Buci), a Norman.

It is, currently, administered by Corby Borough Council; at the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 1,644 people, increasing to 2,099 at the 2011 Census.

While still a defined village, , it is under great pressure to expand and has since become a suburb of its neighbour. However, it still remains a parish. Weldon is at the crossroads of the north-south A43 trunk road which bypasses it to the west and the A427 that, locally, provides a route to Market Harborough westbound and Oundle eastbound; traffic on this road is "calmed" by an extensive scheme. The King's Arms public house was demolished and replaced with housing. It has now been absorbed into the Corby Urban Area which had a population of 56,810 in 2011.

Weldon currently has two public houses, the CAMRA-approved Shoulder of Mutton and The George, formerly a 17th-century coaching inn. The Church of [1] St Mary the Virgin is an early-13th century limestone built church and is located just to the south of the main village.

The village is home to Weldon Cricket Club which runs eight teams for both adults and children, the team is going from strength to strength climbing the Northamptonshire leagues. Players include Daniel Wells, Luke Cummins, Connor McAlindon, Sinjin Bulbring and the famous William Hay. and the village football team, Weldon United, play in the Northamptonshire Football Combination Premier Division.

Research Tips


This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Weldon, Northamptonshire. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.