Brixworth

Brixworth

Brixworth

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 outstanding buildings to have survived Anglo – Saxon period in Europe – the parish church of All Saints (which is separately treated under “Churches“) Dating from the 8th century, with developments in both 9th and 10th, the church must have been the centre of an important Anglo-Saxon settlement that fell into decline with the rise of Norman Northampton. It grew again in prosperity in the late 16th early 17th century when the Manor House on Harborough Road was built in that effective local style with banding of limestone and iron stone. The Saunders family built Brixworth Hall in the 17th century which was brought up to date by William ...

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