History of Hinton-in-the-Hedges

The village of Hinton-in-the-hedges is in South Northamptonshire, approx. 2 miles west of Brackley, the home of the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team. Hinton was mentioned in the Domesday book where it reported:

  • Total population: 18 households (medium). (Population was counted in heads of families so the real population was probably up to 5 times larger)
  • Total tax assessed: 2 geld units (quite small).
  • Value: Value to lord in 1066 £1.5. Value to lord in 1086 £3.5.
  • Households: 11 villagers. 5 smallholders. 2 slaves. (As recorded in 1086 – households rather than individuals)
  • Ploughland: 5 ploughlands (land for). 2 lord's plough teams. 3 men's plough teams.
  • Other resources: Meadow 16 acres. Woodland 2 * 0.5 furlongs. 1 mill, value 0.1.

 The parish church is dedicated to The Most Holy Trinity. A church has existed here since Saxon times the earliest recorded Rector being Sir Richard de Hynton in 1275. There are monuments to Sir William Hinton (d.13th century), Raynold Braye (d.1582) and Salathiell Crewe (d.1686)

Wikipedia page on Hinton-in-the-Hedges

Village Green around 1930

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The Old Post Office in Hinton around 1910

Taken at the back of the Crewe Arms. This is now a private residence

Hinton around 1900

Taken on the Green with the old school in the background


The village school around 1900

Hinton around 1915

Another photo taken on the Green with the old school in the background. Probably around the time of the First World War as a flag pole has appeared in the school yard

Hinton 1910

Hinton Village circa 1910

Farthinghoe Road from The Green around 1900


Farthinghoe Road around 1900

Hinton Cricket Team 1928

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Hinton Tug Of War Champions 1914

Hinton village school circa 1930

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Duck  End, said to have been taken on Coronation Day, 9th August 1902

Games on the Queen's Coronation Day, 2nd June 1953

Tony Jones Father (Jimmy), Brother (Brian) and Dog (Toby) Duck Cottage 1950's

Please check back to this page regularly as a large archive of the village has recently come to light and more information will be added to the history page over the coming months.