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Orlingbury is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
Population439 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSP8672
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKettering
Postcode districtNN14
Dialling code01933
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°20′22″N 0°44′02″W / 52.3394°N 0.7339°W / 52.3394; -0.7339

Orlingbury is a village and civil parish in the English county of Northamptonshire. It is between the towns of Kettering and Wellingborough. Administratively it forms part of North Northamptonshire but was in the borough of Wellingborough until 2021. At the time of the 2011 census, the parish's population was 439 people.[1]

The villages name origin is uncertain. 'Grove', 'woodland swine-pasture', 'hill' or 'fortification' connected with Ordla'. The hundred takes its name from Orlingbury. The site of the meeting-place is unknown. The west part of Orlingbury hundred was Mawsley hundred.[2]

Notable buildings

The Historic England website contains details of a total of 16 listed buildings in the parish of Orlingbury.[3] Those which are Grade II* are:

The Village Hall can be found at Rectory Lane and The Queen's Arms public house at Isham Road.


The site of the deserted village of Wythmail is in the parish of Orlingbury.

Cricket ground

On the outskirts of Orlingbury is a cricket ground, home of Isham Cricket Club[9] who play in Division 1 of The Northamptonshire County League. Past players have included Stephen Fleming (New Zealand national cricket team Captain), Johann Myburgh (SA Titans) and John Hughes (Northamptonshire County Cricket Club).

According to local folklore, the man who killed the last wolf in England is buried in the church. He is known locally as Jock of Badsaddle.[10]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Orlingbury CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 15 July 2015
  2. ^ "Key to English Place-names".
  3. ^ "Historic England – The List". Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  4. ^ Historic England. "St Mary's Church, Orlingbury (1040666)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Diocese of Peterborough - St Mary, Orlingbury". Retrieved 18 September 2015.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Historic England. "Orlingbury Hall (1040668)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  7. ^ Historic England. "The Old Rectory, Orlingbury (1191565)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Gatepier, Rectory Lane, Orlingbury (1371724)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  9. ^ Isham Cricket Club website
  10. ^ "A brief history of St. Mary's Church - - Community site for the village of Orlingbury". Retrieved 29 August 2014.

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