About Wappenham
Bus Service

Wappenham Footpaths
Wappenham is located in rural South Northamptonshire in the upper Tove valley, some 15 miles south west of Northampton and around 13 miles north east of Banbury. Towcester, 5 miles to the east and Brackley, 8 miles to the west, are the nearest towns. (Location Map). The village is linear in style and comprises a mix of old and new houses but with no large developments. A number of the older buildings are listed, as is the old red telephone box on the green opposite the church. We have no street lighting which some consider keeps us, literally, in the dark ages! The 13th century Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin is a prominent feature and there are fine examples of architect Sir Gilbert Scott designs around the village including the Rectory next to the church. (To find out more read the Village Design Statement/ Supplementary Planning Guidance.)

The village has a population of around 250 and like a lot of villages most people commute elsewhere to work and children travel to schools in Silverstone, Lois Weedon, Helmdon, Syresham, Towcester (Sponne Secondary School) and Northampton. Regretfully, Wappenham's last pub closed in 1970 and the Village Shop/Post Office closed in November 2010. Fortunately we still have our 'Postie' Claire, who lives in the village. A number of small, and one medium size (ECS), businesses operate in the village, but agriculture predominates in the surrounding area.

There are a number of thriving organisations which provide essential social contact and community service for all ages. The old school, which is now the village hall, is the centre for many of the activities including meetings of the Parish Council and the Annual Assembly. There is also a fishing lake, Silver Lake, which is stocked as a fishery and holds a superb head of carp, roach, bream and some crucians too. More information. There is also a playground on the Helmdon Road.

Religious Services and other activities also take place at the Chapel and the Church.

There is a good network of well signposted public footpaths from which the village and its features can be better viewed and appreciated.

There is a bus service (County Connect) to surrounding areas which is provided by Northamptonshire County Council. "It is a new concept in rural public transport and anyone can use the service, once registered. The journeys the bus makes are defined by users each day and there is no fixed timetable. The service operates 'on demand' however, booking is required.