Northborough Parish Council

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In response to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) emergency, the

parish council has set up the Northborough Volunteer Network. If you wish to volunteer, or need help with shopping, medication collection or other needs please call  0333 33 55 405 (answered by a co-ordinator in Northborough) or you can email Cllr Elaine Mann

or message via the dedicated Facebook page Volunteer Network

You can also contact the Community Hub at


Northborough, as its name suggests, lies some 7 miles to the north of the cathedral City of Peterborough, on the Cambridgeshire / South Lincolnshire border.

The area has extremely important historical sites.  Recent archaeological excavations discovered flint tool, pottery and animal bones dating back thousands of years.  There is evidence of Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman settlements throughout the village. However, most of the area’s fascinating history is far from buried.  There is a wealth of historic buildings – some dating back to the medieval period – and many with a colourful past.

The Grade 1 listed Manor House, built in the Early English style, dates from the 14th Century.  It is often called ‘The castle’ and was frequented by Oliver Cromwell, whose favourite daughter was married to John Claypole – a member of the family which owned the house.  Cromwell’s widow Elizabeth spent her final seven years in the house.  Over the porch entrance to the Manor is a small room call ‘Cromwell’s Closet’ in recognition of his visits.

In the centre of the older part of the village stands the medieval Grade 1 listed church dedicated to St Andrew and, nearby, a Methodist Chapel built in 1869.  The chapel closed in 1984 and is now converted to a dwelling.  The east of the village is a designated conservation area with its buildings of Barnack Ragstone and Collyweston Slates or thatched roofs.  In this area stands the cottage once owned and occupied by John Clare, the renowned ‘Peasant Poet’.  His wife and daughter are buried in St Andrew’s churchyard.

An extensive modern development lies at the northern end of the village. A village of some 550 residences and 1200 electors, Northborough is a thriving community boasting a Primary School, a village hall – opened in 1975 with an annex added in 1976 and paid for with funds from the community, a shop, Post Office and The Packhorse public house.  The village sports field contains a children’s play area and seven football pitches – which are used weekly by up to 14 youth teams from surrounding communities.

The Parish Council takes an active interest in the affairs of the community and, amongst other commitments, has taken over the responsibility for the maintenance of the churchyard and burial ground.  A programme of tree planting is carried out each year in an effort to enhance the local environs.  The Council has devolved certain tasks to its members which allows a large percentage of research and information to be collated between meetings and then presented to the full Council once per month for their final decision.

Although Northborough is still an agricultural village, some of the services to be found here are a dental surgery, garage, beautician, architectural and accountancy services, garden plants and of course fresh eggs and fruit from local farmers.

An evening’s stroll along the lanes and riverbanks of Northborough is an experience to be savoured.