Nether Heyford is a village in south Northamptonshire which pre-dates the Norman Conquest. It was mentioned in the Doomsday Book. At that time the village comprised around 500 acres of cultivated land, 19 acres of meadow and a mill. The population at that time was 11 villagers, 3 smallholders and 4 slaves. Nowadays that has grown to around 2000 (with no slaves!), with a large growth in housing to match. There are 2 pubs (The Olde Sun and The Foresters Arms), 2 churches (Church of England and Baptist) and various shops (butchers, hairdressers, curios/antiques and a convenience store). Visiting shops include a fish and chip van, and a library van.
The village has one of the biggest village greens in the country, measuring approximately 2.2 hectares or 5.4 acres, which is used for many village events, such as Fetes, games, walking, and a playground.
For lots more detail on the history of Nether Heyford go to www.netherheyford.org.uk