Aynho was founded in Anglo-Saxon times. The toponym is derived from Aienho, Old English for a spring, grove or hill. The circular village was surrounded by a defensive wall, parts of which can still be seen. In the 11th century Asgar, a Saxon thegn and standard bearer to Edward the Confessor owned the manor of Aynho.
Badby is about 2 miles (3 km) south of Daventry, on the A361 Daventry to Banbury road, which still follows the route of the Lutterworth-Daventry-Banbury turnpike as approved in 1765. The parish is bisected west to east, at about 395 feet (120 m) above sea level, by the upper reaches of the River Nene. The village is mainly south of the river, where the land rises to Badby Down at 610 feet (190 m).
Banbury is a historic market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England. By road, the town is situated 74 miles northwest of London, 42 miles southeast of Birmingham, 27 miles south of Coventry and 23 miles north-by-northwest of the county town of Oxford. It had a population of 46,853 at the 2011 census. Banbury is a significant commercial and retail centre for the surrounding area of north Oxfordshire and southern parts of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire which are predominantly rural.
Barton Seagrave is a village and civil parish in the Kettering borough of Northamptonshire, England. The village is a suburb of Kettering, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-east of the town centre. The older part of the village is known for its Norman Church and attractive buildings.
Blisworth Station Hotel: opposite the site of the former Blisworth station is the former Blisworth Station Hotel, now called the 'Walnut Tree Inn', built by Richard Dunkley for Thomas Shaw, the proprietor of the former Angel Hotel, later Fat Cats Café Bar at 23 Bridge Street in Northampton destroyed by fire in 2011.
Canons Ashby is a small village and civil parish in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire, England. The population of the village is included in the civil parish of Preston Capes. Its most notable building is Canons Ashby House, a National Trust property.
Castle Ashby is the name of a civil parish, an estate village and an English country house in rural Northamptonshire. Historically the village was set up to service the needs of Castle Ashby House, the seat of the Marquess of Northampton. The village has one small pub-hotel, The Falcon.
Corby is a town and borough in the county of Northamptonshire, England. It is located 23 miles (37 km) north-east of the county town, Northampton. The borough had a population of 61,300 at the 2011 Census. Figures released in March 2010 revealed that Corby has the fastest growing population in both Northamptonshire and the whole of England.
Coton is a hamlet in county of Northamptonshire, England. It is located between Guilsborough and Ravensthorpe.Coton is in the civil parish of the latter, which in turn is part of Daventry district.Coton Manor is a popular visitor attraction for its gardens and bluebell woods.. References
Today, Daventry has two secondary schools: The Parker E-ACT Academy to the north of the town and Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village to the east, near the BBC transmitter, both with thriving sixth-forms and the Daventry campus of Northampton College.
Great Oakley is a outer suburb of Corby situated approximately two miles south west of the town centre and five miles from Kettering. It is represented on Corby Borough Council by one councillor. The population of the Great Oakley Ward of Corby Borough Council at the 2011 Census was 2,248.
Kettering is a town in Northamptonshire, England, about 81 miles (130 km) north of London and 15 miles (24 km) from Northampton, on the west side of the River Ise, a tributary of the River Nene. The name means "the place (or territory) of Ketter's people (or kinsfolk)".
Long Buckby is a populous village and civil parish in the Daventry District of Northamptonshire, England midway between Northampton and Rugby. In the United Kingdom Census 2011, the parish of Long Buckby, which includes the hamlet of Long Buckby Wharf, had a population of 3,913.
Northampton / n ɔːr ˈ θ æ m p t ə n / ( listen) is the county town of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England. It lies on the River Nene, about 60 miles (97 km) north-west of London and 45 miles (72 km) south-east of Birmingham as the crow flies.
Rushden is a town and civil parish located in the county of Northamptonshire, England. The parish of Rushden covers an area of some 9,000 acres, and is part of the district of East Northamptonshire. The population of Rushden is 29,272, making it the fifth largest town in the county. The Rushden-Higham urban area, which includes the adjoining town of Higham Ferrers, has an estimated population of 36,410. The estimated population of Rushden in 2015 was 30,282.
Services include Stanwick Club (a former Working Men's Club), the Duke of Wellington public house and a village shop incorporating the post office. In 2006 Stanwick Lakes opened. It is a country park on the outskirts of the village, managed by the Rockingham Forest Trust on behalf of East Northamptonshire District Council.
In 1872 the Northampton and Banbury Junction Railway was opened between Blisworth and Farthinghoe. It passed roughly east–west through Greatworth parish about 1 1 ⁄ 4 miles (2 km) south of Sulgrave, and its nearest station was at Helmdon about 2 1 ⁄ 4 miles (4 km) away.
Northamptonshire (/ n ɔːr ˈ θ æ m p t ən ʃ ər, -ʃ ɪər /; abbreviated Northants.), archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2015 it had a population of 723,000. The county is administered by Northamptonshire County Council and by seven non-metropolitan district councils.
Thus, Towcester means "Camp on the (river) Tove." Location. The town is approximately 9 miles (14.5 km) south-west of Northampton and about 11 miles (17.7 km) north-west of Milton Keynes, the nearest main towns. Oxford is about 20 miles (32.2 km) south-west via the A43 road, M40 motorway and A34 road.
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wadenhoe like this: WADENHOE, a parish in Oundle district, Northampton; 4 miles SSW of Oundle r. station. It has a post-office under Oundle. Acres, 1,150. Real property, £1,623. Pop., 270.
For statistics about Great Weldon itself, go to Units and Statistics. How to reference this page: GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Weldon, in Corby and Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.