Ravensthorpe, Northamptonshire

Ravensthorpe Village (© photo by Sam Gibson)

Ravensthorpe is a village and civil parish in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England.

The village lies approximately midway between Northampton and Rugby.

The M1 motorway is six miles west and the nearest railway station is at Long Buckby.

At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 656 people.

Services within the village include a shop, a pub named 'The Chequers', a playing field, a pocket park and a woodland maintained by the Woodland Trust.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ravensthorpe like this:


RAVENSTHORPE, a village and a parish in Brixworth district, Northampton. The village stands 4½ miles W of Brixworth r. station, and 8 N E of Daventry; and has a post-office under Northampton. The parish contains also the hamlets of Coton and Teeton. Acres, 2, 871. Real property, £5,693. Pop., 701. Houses, 155. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to Lord Willoughby de Broke. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £300.* Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower; and has very fine arches, of horse-shoe form, separating the nave from the aisles. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and 33 acres of land for the benefit of the "honest and industrious poor." 

Latest Village News

Sue Beswick, our long standing postie and village resident, is at imminent risk of loosing her postal round in Ravensthorpe. This is due to a Northamptonshire Royal Mail restructure which requires all their staff to re-apply for their postal delivery area and priority being given to longer serving employees.

If you want to petition for Sue to be given priority to continue in Ravensthorpe, please add your name to our campaign.

Contact Information

Small Map

High Street


01604 771189

Upcoming events

Odds200 Lottery Draw

Thursday 03 November 2016

Playing Field Lottery draw at the Chequers

Bonfire & Fireworks

Friday 04 November 2016

Gates open at 6:30pm

Bonfire lit at 7:15pm

Fireworks at 7:30pm

Bar and hot refreshments