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Wakerley, Northamptonshire

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Wakerley, Northamptonshire

Wakerley is a linear village and civil parish in the English county of Northamptonshire. Forming part of the district of East Northamptonshire, Wakerley is close to, and south of, the River Welland that forms the boundary with Rutland; its nearest neighbour, Barrowden, is in that county and accessible by a footbridge. Wakerley is in the area of Rockingham Forest and Wakerley Great Wood is one of the forest's largest remnants.
DistrictEast Northamptonshire
Post townOakham
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridSP9599
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01572
Populationapproximately 60
 

Other names by which Wakerley, Northamptonshire has been known in the past

Wacherlei

Wakerley, Northamptonshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wakerley, par. (ry. sta. Wakerley and Barrowden). on N. border of Northamptonshire, 2½ miles S. of Luffenham sta. and 7 SW. of Stamford, 2130 ac., pop. 223.

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