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Weston Favell is a village and district of Northamptonmarker in the Englishmarker county of Northamptonshiremarker. During the Industrial Revolution and 20th Century, it was more or less absorbed by the expansion of Northampton itself. The village environs retain a distinct feel, yet are now entirely surrounded by other Northampton suburbs. Its most famous former resident was the late Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA.

Although Weston Favell's main street (the High Street) was populated by various shops in former years, it is now reduced to a single one. The Weston Favell General Stores lost its Post Office as part of the national scheme of closures in early 2008, despite protest by local residents. Other local amenities include two public houses (the Bold Dragoon and the Trumpet), and a primary school. The school recently moved into new, larger premises, designed by the local architect Maurice Walton. His work includes, among other things, the Express Lift Towermarker and the Northampton Guildhall extension. There is also a secondary school (Weston Favell Schoolmarker).

The parish church (St. Peter's, Weston Favell) lies at the centre of the village, at the intersection of the High Street and Church Way. Late 2007 saw the installation of the new Reverend, David Kirby.

Weston Favell is also the home of the Northamptonshire County Lawn Tennis Club.

Nearby, although outside the boundaries of the former village, is the Weston Favell Shopping Centre. A large facility, built during the early 1970s and opening in 1974, it has some interesting achitectural features. The main atrium of the building is coved by a large vaulted ceiling, reminiscent of Gothic Cathedrals. Made reinforced concrete it is almost 'a cathedral to consumer worship'. A new annex built in the new millennium also features simple bold lines. The centre houses a large Tescomarker supermarket, as well as several shops and fast-food outlets.

Its local park, Abington Park, is situated by Abington Park Crescent. In 2008 its model train was burnt down however a new one was donated by a nearby nursery. In November 2008 that very train was burnt again, and is not being replaced as it is believed it will only come under attack again.


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