Lilford-cum-Wigsthorpe and Thorpe Achurch are a pair of adjacent civil parishes in the English county of Northamptonshire that share a single parish council.
Forming part of the district of North Northamptonshire (formerly East Northamptonshire) its main settlements are Achurch, Thorpe Waterville and Wigsthorpe. The parish includes Lilford Hall.
East Northamptonshire was from 1974 to 2021 a local government district in Northamptonshire, England. Its council was based in Thrapston and Rushden. Other towns include Oundle, Raunds, Irthlingborough and Higham Ferrers. The town of Rushden was by far the largest settlement in the district. The population of the district at the 2011 Census was 86,765.
The Borough of Kettering was from 1974 to 2021 a local government district and borough in Northamptonshire, England. It was named after its main town Kettering where the council was based. It bordered onto the district of Harborough in the neighbouring county of Leicestershire, the borough of Corby, the district of East Northamptonshire, the district of Daventry and the borough of Wellingborough.
Wigsthorpe is a hamlet in the east of the English county of Northamptonshire, south of the town of Oundle and the village of Barnwell.
Achurch is a village in the civil parish of Thorpe Achurch, in North Northamptonshire, England. Situated on a small rise above the River Nene, 5 miles South of the market town of Oundle, the population of the civil parish of Thorpe Achurch at the 2011 census was 421.
Stanwick is a village and civil parish in North Northamptonshire, England.
Uppingham was a rural district in Rutland, England from 1894 to 1974, covering the south-west of the county.
Alfred Ambrose Chew Leete (1882–1933) was a British graphic artist. Born at Thorpe Achurch, Northamptonshire, he studied at Kingsholme School and The School of Science and Art in Weston-super-Mare, before moving to London in 1899 and taking a post as an artist with a printer.
Thorpe Waterville is a village in the English county of Northamptonshire. It is combined with Achurch to form the ecclesiastical parish of 'Thorpe Achurch'; in turn this is added to another combined parish, Lilford-cum-Wigsthorpe, to form the grouped parish council of Lilford-cum-Wigsthorpe and Thorpe Achurch. This is part of North Northamptonshire.
North Northamptonshire is a unitary authority area forming part of the ceremonial county of Northamptonshire, England, created in 2021. The largest towns in the area are Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Rushden, Irthlingborough, Thrapston and Oundle, plus a number of other towns and villages. The council is based in Corby.
Horatio Powys was a priest in the Church of England and Bishop of Sodor and Man.
Thorpe Lubenham is a deserted settlement and former civil parish in the English midland county of Northamptonshire.
Lilford Hall is a Grade I listed Jacobean stately home in Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom. The 100-room house is located in the eastern part of the county, south of Oundle and north of Thrapston.
Denford is a small village and civil parish situated in North Northamptonshire, England. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish population was 250 people, increasing to 282 at the 2011 census.
Sir Thomas Powys, of Henley, near Ludlow, Shropshire and Lilford cum Wigsthorpe, Northamptonshire, was an English lawyer, judge and Tory politician, who sat in the English and British House of Commons between 1701 and 1713. He was Attorney General to King James II and was chief prosecutor at the trial of the Seven Bishops in June 1688. He served as Justice of the King's Bench from 1713 to 1714, but was dismissed.
Thomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford was a British peer. He was the son of Thomas Powys, 1st Baron Lilford and Mary Mann of Lilford Hall. He succeeded his father as Baron Lilford in 1800. He was educated at Eton College, St John's College, Cambridge and Lincoln's Inn (1794).
Wadenhoe Marsh and Achurch Meadow is a 47.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south of Wadenhoe in Northamptonshire.
The Church of St. John the Baptist is a Grade II* listed church in Achurch, Northamptonshire.