Orlingbury shown within Northamptonshire
Population 439 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSP8672
Shire countyNorthamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town Kettering
Postcode district NN14
Dialling code 01933
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK ParliamentWellingborough
List of places

Coordinates: 52°20′22″N 0°44′02″W / 52.3394°N 0.7339°W / 52.3394; -0.7339

Orlingbury is a village and civil parish in the English county of Northamptonshire. It is between the towns of Kettering and Wellingborough. Administratively it forms part of the borough of Wellingborough. At the time of the 2011 census, the parish's population was 439 people.[1]

Notable buildings

The Historic England website contains details of a total of 16 listed buildings in the parish of Orlingbury.[2] Those which are Grade II* are:

The Village Hall can be found at Rectory Lane and The Queen's Arms public house at Isham Road.


The site of the deserted village of Wythmail is in the parish of Orlingbury.

Cricket ground

On the outskirts of Orlingbury is a cricket ground, home of Isham Cricket Club[8] who play in Division 1 of The Northamptonshire County League. Past players have included Stephen Fleming (New Zealand national cricket team Captain), Johann Myburgh (SA Titans) and John Hughes (Northamptonshire County Cricket Club).

According to local folklore, the man who killed the last wolf in England is buried in the church. He is known locally as Jock of Badsaddle.[9]


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