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Collyweston is located in Northamptonshire
 Collyweston shown within Northamptonshire
Population 425 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference
Civil parish Collyweston
District East Northamptonshire
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stamford
Postcode district PE9
Dialling code 01780
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Corby
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Collyweston is a village and civil parish about three miles south-west of Stamford on the road (A43 road) to Kettering.


  • Geography 1
    • Nature reserve 1.1
  • History 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The village is on the southern side of the Welland valley east of Tixover. The River Welland, at the point nearby to the north-west, is the boundary between Rutland and Northamptonshire. British Railways closed Ketton and Collyweston railway station in 1966. Collyweston is currently served by buses on the Stamford to Peterborough via Duddington route. The Jurassic Way and Hereward Way pass through the village to the north, crossing the Welland at Collyweston Bridge, near Geeston.

The A47 passes through the parish to the south, with Collyweston Great Wood to the south. The road from the A47, continuing in a straight line to the village is called Kingscliffe Road.

Nature reserve

The local Wildlife Trust has a fifteen-acre nature reserve at Collyweston Quarries where Lincolnshire limestone was quarried, to the north of the A43. This has the pyramidal orchid, common dodder, greater knapweed, common rock-rose, common bird's foot trefoil, and clustered bellflower. Birds found there include the European green woodpecker and glowworms are found there in the summer.

There is also an SSSI at Collyweston Great Wood.


Collyweston Palace which had been the home of Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and mother of Henry VII, was dismantled about 1640.[1]

An alternative name for the village may be "Colyns Weston", in 1396.[2]

A pub there is called The Collyweston Slater, an Everard's pub, on Main Road. New houses have been built down a road called Collyns Way. The parish church is St Andrew.

In the late sixteenth century, the town gave its name to the manner of wearing the mandilion 'Colley-Weston-ward' for unknown reasons.

See also


  1. ^ RCHM: An Inventory of Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire: p33
  2. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/541; third entry from the bottom

External links

  • Collyweston Quarries Nature Reserve
  • Parish Council
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