1986 General Information

Guilsborough village is situated       
approximately 10 miles  north west  of 
Northampton. Roads from it lead to the 
villages of  West Haddon,Cold Ashby,   
Hollowell,Ravensthorpe}and to the A50. 
In the 1981 census the population was  
585.  Thornby  is situated about 12    
miles north west of Northampton and    
is cut in half by the A50.It's         
population was 94 in the 1981 census.  
In both  villages the houses are of    
various ages,styles and materials,the  
older ones being of local sandstone.   
 Guilsborough  has two central greens. 
Part of the village is called          
 Nortoft ,once said to have been a     
separate village.The surrounding       
countryside is mostly farmland, arable 
with some grazing.Crops grown are      
mainly wheat,rape and barley.An        
attractive undulating area with various
woods and spinneys.                    

Map of the area

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