Blakesley is a village in South Northamptonshire, UK, close to the middle of England. The village has just under 500 residents and a long history, being associated with the Knights of St John of Jerusalem, and it is mentioned in the Domesday book (1087).
The village is a thriving community and is well-provided with facilities and public buildings, including a church, village hall, reading room, pub, shop/post office, playing field and primary school.
The village is built on and mainly of marlstone, the warm orange oolitic limestone with iron and sand inclusions that runs in a SW-NE belt through the Banbury region.
Local activity is still strongly agricultural although most residents are now distinguished in other walks of life and there are many small local businesses.