Gayton

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This is a lovely village, perched on a hilltop a few miles south of Northampton, with wide ranging views.  A general air of affluence both past and present pervades Gayton.  there are many splendid old stone houses, and surprisingly for a small village, 2 pubs, The Queen Victoria and The Eykyn Arms, so named after an earlier holder of the Manor.

The parish church of St Maryís, one of the few still open to visitors, stands on the northern edge of the village.  Opposite the church is Gayton Manor, a most impressive building dating from Tudor times, built by Sir Francis Tanfield. 

Just south of the village off the Eastcote road is the high point of the parish, and from this watershed flows the Nene to the North and the Ouse to the south.

At the meeting of roads known as five ways, a colourful new village sign has been erected on the green, commemorating the Millennium. 

This is a place to meander through, taking time to soak up the atmosphere.  Stop for a drink, eat your sandwiches, donít rush.  

 

Useful Information:

B&B The Queen Victoria, telephone 01604 858878