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St John the Baptist's church
Wakerley shown within Northamptonshire
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Forming part of the district of East Northamptonshire, Wakerley is close to, and south of, the River Welland that forms the boundary with Rutland; its nearest neighbour, Barrowden, is in that county and accessible by a footbridge. Wakerley is in the area of Rockingham Forest and Wakerley Great Wood is one of the forest's largest remnants.
St John the Baptist's church, Grade I listed, has been in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust since the early 1970s.
Recent evidence points to Wakerley's industrial history as an iron-smelting centre. Brick-built calcining kilns were used for reducing iron ore before transport to the Corby Steelworks.
- Media related to Wakerley at Wikimedia Commons
- Wakerley church on Churches Conservation Trust
- Iron-smelting archaeology
- Wild Woods at Wakerley Great Wood (Forestry Commission site)
- Map sources for Wakerley
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