villages market towns

 

  • A handsome market town at the southern most tip of the county. It ‘s centre now is the late 17th century market square that rose around the chapel of the Hospital of St John & St James...
  • A large village rather than a town, Brixworth is however the most interesting and substantial settlement to the north of Northampton. It is also one of the oldest boasting one of the most...
  • Danish invaders settled here in the 8th century and gave it its name, Kori's by. By the time of the Domesday Book it had become Corbei. It’s charter which allowed two annual fairs...
  • The market town of Daventry blossomed in the 18th century, it’s economy benefitting from the increase in coaching traffic which was diverted here off the London to Dublin road (Watling...
  • One of the county’s smaller market towns with a charter granted in 1227. The parish church of St Peter and St Paul dates in this time but was largely re built circa 1500. It’s spire...
  • The county town, in the very centre of England has been an important site since early Saxon times- fought over by the Danes- it became a strategic centre post Norman Conquest. By 1084 Simon...
  • The early history of this town is bound up with Christianity and Saxon England. St Wilfred died here in 709 and St Cetta, a 7th century devout, was re buried here in the 10th century. The...
  • Rothwell is one of those towns that is preserved by it’s bypass, in this case the A14 which removes all passing traffic from the town. It now stands again peacefully above the River Ise...
  • Along the Nene valley running north east through the county from Northampton a number of medieval villages and towns were spawned including Wellingborough, Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Thrapston...
  • The Roman town of Lactodorum, standing on Watling Street (A5), developed into a Saxon town and after the Conquest continued to be of strategic importance leading to the building of the...
  • The early history of the town is tightly linked to the Benedictine Monastery of Crowland between Peterborough and Stamford. Established in the 8th century to the memory of St Guthlac, and...

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