Parish Map

Parish Map

Administrative area

The area extends north to include part of the M1 London to Yorkshire motorway between junctions 15 and 15A. In the west the parish area is bounded by the A43 trunk road connecting Towcester and the M1. This dual-carriageway road was constructed to by-pass the village and Blisworth. It opened in 1991 with access points at junction 15A, Tiffield and Towcester. In the east the parish area is partly bounded by the A508 Northampton to Milton Keynes road, whilst in the south the parish area extends roughly half-way between the main village areas and Blisworth. The West Coast main railway line, which runs from London, Euston, to north west England and Scotland, is just south of the parish. A branch of the line is just east of the main village, running from just south of the parish to Rugby, with stations at Northampton and Long Buckby.

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Population

The 2001 census showed 713 people living in the village, 344 male, 369 female, with average age just over 45 years. There were 302 dwellings, 280 with central heating and 218 owner-occupied. Most residents live in the main village, with a few outside in isolated dwellings such as farms.

Facilities

There are a small number of working farms including a free-range egg farm. A number of business premises are also located in the parish, including an industrial and office estate in Gayton Road, small office units at Maple Farm, Collingtree Road, a small office block at the former Hope Brewery, Towcester Road and an architects’ office, at the Old Rectory, Rectory Lane. Retail premises include two public houses: The Compass, Green Street and The Greyhound, Towcester Road and a village shop on the High Street. There are two churches: Holy Cross Church (CofE) and the Baptist Chapel. Milton Primary School serves the village and surrounding areas including Northampton’s southern suburbs. There is also a care home for the elderly (Holly House) in the main village. The Grand Union Canal runs close to the west of the Parish with a large marina. The village is in the catchment area of Campion School in Bugbrooke which is a Language College.

Political Administration

Other administrative areas comprise:

In 2012 an Electoral Review of Northamptonshire County Council took place. This resulted in a reduction in the number of councillors from 73 to 57, all in single-member divisions. As a result Milton Malsor was grouped with 10 other parish council areas to the south and west of Northampton, in a new division named ‘Bugbrooke’. The first elections to the new 57-member council including Bugbrooke, will be on 2 May 2013.

A map of the new division shows the 11 parishes - the division has just over 10,000 electors. The Northamptonshire County Council web site has more details of the Local Government Boundary Commission review.