Thorpe Waterville

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Thorpe Waterville
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Thorpe Waterville
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Postcode district NN14
Dialling code 01832
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52°25′25″N0°29′47″W / 52.4236°N 0.4964°W / 52.4236; -0.4964 Coordinates: 52°25′25″N0°29′47″W / 52.4236°N 0.4964°W / 52.4236; -0.4964

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 the district of East Northamptonshire.

Thorpe Waterville lies on the A605 road some three miles north-east of the town of Thrapston. Thorpe Waterville Castle, of which only a building used as a barn remains, was mainly the work of Walter de Langton, Bishop of Lichfield and Treasurer to King Edward I.

Chapel Cottage in the village, has a date stone carved into the right hand side of the ingle nook fireplace showing the year 1618. During its renovation in the late 1970s, following a thatch roof fire, builders discovered what was rumoured to be one end of a tunnel stretching from the Manor House to Chapel Cottage. The owners of the cottage were reluctant to excavate the tunnel entrance fully so the validity of this cannot be confirmed.


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