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Population 364 (2001 census) OS grid reference Parish Moreton Pinkney District South Northamptonshire Shire county Northamptonshire Region East Midlands Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town Daventry Postcode district NN11 Dialling code 01295 Police Northamptonshire Fire Northamptonshire Ambulance East Midlands EU Parliament East Midlands UK Parliament Daventry Website Moreton Pinkney Online List of places: UK • England • Northamptonshire
- ^ "Area selected: South Northamptonshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/viewFullDataset.do?instanceSelection=03070&productId=779&$ph=60_61&datasetInstanceId=3070&startColumn=1&numberOfColumns=4&containerAreaId=790474. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
The earliest evidence of Christianity in the parish is a fragment of an Anglo-Saxon stone cross in the churchyard of the Church of England parish church of St Mary the Virgin. The church itself was built by about 1200, which is the date of its Norman north door and three-bay northern arcade. The piscina and west tower date from about 1300.
Social and economic history
Moreton Pinkney village is a mixture of traditional houses in grey stone and brown ironstone.
Moreton Pinkney once had three public houses: The Crown on Brook Street and the Red Lion and Dun Cow on Upper Green. The Red Lion was more recently known as England's Rose and closed in about 2004.
The parish school was built in 1822 and enlarged in 1876. Moreton Pinkney Manor was built in 1859 and altered in 1870. The entrance arch designed by the architect E.F. Law of Northampton, built in 1859 and bears the arms of Lord Sempill.
The parish had two railway stations. The East and West Junction Railway (later the Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway) was built through the parish with Morton Pinkney railway station being opened in 1873 1⁄4 miles (0.4 km) north of the village on the parish boundary with Canons Ashby. Later the Great Central Main Line was built through the parish with Culworth railway station being opened in the parish in 1899 about 3⁄4 miles (1.2 km) southwest of the village on the road to Culworth. In 1900 the Great Central Railway added a branch line from Culworth Junction in the parish to Banbury.
British Railways closed Morton Pinkney station in 1952 and Culworth station in 1958. BR subsequently had all three railways dismantled.
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- ^ Archbishops' Council (2011). "Benefice of Culworth with Sulgrave and Thorpe Mandeville and Chipping Warden with Edgcote and Moreton Pinkney". A Church Near You. Church of England. http://www.achurchnearyou.com/benefice.php?B=28/058DH&V=16393. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
- Serjeantson, R.M.; Adkins, W.R.D., eds (1906). A History of the County of Northampton, Volume 2. Victoria County History. Archibald Constable & Co. pp. 130–133.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (1973) . Northamptonshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 307. ISBN 0 14 071022 1.
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