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Yarwell


Yarwell is a small village in East Northamptonshire, approximately 10 miles West of Peterborough and close to the A1.  The village has a pub, called the Angel Inn, a vibrant village hall and about 130 houses.  There are a variety of musical activities including the Yarwell and Nassington Britannia Brass Band and the Yarwell Singers.  Our older residents are catered for with a weekly Lunch Club held in the village hall on a Wednesday.  The village hall actually hosts a number of village events throughout the year and is also available for private hire.

The market towns of Oundle and Stamford are only about 7 miles away in opposite directions and there are Post Offices both in Wansford and Nassington which are only about a mile away.

The village sign was made by a local craftsman from Elton and depicts the three main parts of the village, these being,  the church, the village wells and Yarwell Mill.

There are many stories regarding how Yarwell got it's name - was it that the well depicts the origin of the village name - a spring (or well), where yarrow grows or was it that after two people were talking about their wells, one said to the other  "That is not my well, that is yar (your) well" - Who knows?   At one time nearly every house in the village had a well.

On the Main Street is the Church of St Mary Magdalene where local legend has it that as a child Humphrey Bellamy, ill and destitute, a poor beggar boy was so kindly treated by the villagers when he passed through the village that he vowed that if he ever found his rich merchant Uncle in London and became rich he would be buried in Yarwell and that he would leave money to the poor.  In 1715 when he was a London merchant he passed away and endowed £10 to a local charity to aid the poor in the area, the interest of which became known as 'Beggar Boy's Money'.

Nene Valley railway has returned to Yarwell - The new Yarwell Junction was re-opend back in Easter 2007 - The station is at the western most end of the 7.5 mile Nene Valley Railway  - For more information contact www.nvr.org.uk

Please go the the Yarwell web pages for more interesting information, if you have anything that you would like to see on the web pages please email to yarwellinfo@btinternet.com




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