Yardley Gobion

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Yardley Gobion
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Thatching in Yardley Gobion
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Yardley Gobion
Location within Northamptonshire
Population1,348 ( 2011 )
OS grid reference SP766447
  London 62 miles (100 km) SE
Civil parish
  • Yardley Gobion
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NN12
Dialling code 01908
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
UK Parliament
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52°05′45″N0°52′59″W / 52.09578°N 0.88318°W / 52.09578; -0.88318 Coordinates: 52°05′45″N0°52′59″W / 52.09578°N 0.88318°W / 52.09578; -0.88318

Yardley Gobion is a village in the south of the English county of Northamptonshire off a by-pass of the A508 Northampton to Milton Keynes road.


The village's name means 'rod wood/clearing', where they were made or acquired. Henry Gubyun held land in the village in 1228. [1]


It has a parish council with 11 members


The Grand Union Canal runs nearby east of the village.

In 1979 it featured on the Blue Peter television series when presenter Simon Groom visited a breeder of St Bernards in the village.

The noted Victorian botanist George Claridge Druce, later Mayor of Oxford, went to school in the village.

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