Warmington Village Portrait

Architecture and Archaeology

This is a part of a drawing of the village by Chris Ellard, produced for the millennium celebrations, which now forms the centre of the village Interpretation Panel in Church Lane. It shows a few of the many places of interest in the village.

Warmington can trace its origins back to the 7th century when the King of Mercia granted the land to the Abbey of Peterborough. A charter of Edgar in 963 also names Warmington among the estates of the monks of the Abbey of Peterborough.

Warmington is listed in the Doomsday Book as a part of the land of Peterborough Abbey. It is described as having 71/2 hides, land for 16 ploughes, a mill, 40 acres of meadow and 1 acre of woodland. There were also 13 villagers, three freemen and two small holdings. The village is also located on the route of a Roman Road running from Elton to Barnwell.

Listed Buildings and Heritage Assets

In September 2019 an assessment of the Historic Environment, focussing on listed buildings and other heritage assets in and around Warmington was commissioned to inform and support a planning application for gravel extraction near Warmington Mill.

Excavation Site of the Beaker Burial

Beaker Burials

In the autumn of 1995 Northamptonshire Archaeology excavated areas near Warmington Mill at Eaglethorpe, Warmington in advance of the construction of the A605 Warmington bypass. An unexpected discovery was a Beaker burial of the Early Bronze Age.

Archaeological Desk Based Assessment

In September 2015 an archaeological desk-based assessment was commissioned to inform and support a planning application for a proposed reservoir extension on land at Elton.