Kettering

Kettering

Kettering

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 is the first thing you see of the town when coming from the south. It stands just off the square (really a triangle) at the end of the High Street. In the 16th century the manor here was owned by the Crown but given by Elizabeth l by the Lord Chancellor Sir Christopher Hatton. (Kirby Hall and Holdenby) also from this period dates the Grammar School which with Tresham College in Windmill Road are the principle educational establishments here. Hatton’s descendants sold the manor to the Sawyer family whose Manor House in Sheep Street is now a museum. In the 18th century Kettering was ...

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