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18th century engraving of All Saints, Northampton showing the extent of the graveyard

Lost churches: All Saints, Northampton

Of course All Saints, Northampton is not ‘lost’, it is there in plain sight and for 300 years has been ...
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Northampton in 1899 showing the location of the original terminus of the railway in Northampton

Northampton’s forgotten railway

Most railway enthusiasts in Northampton will be well aware that the first railway station in Northampton was on the Blisworth ...
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Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge and Smallpox

Philip Doddridge is in danger of being forgotten by the current residents of Northampton, but in the 18th century he ...
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The Hesilrige Survey of 1743

The area around St Peter's church was surveyed in 1743 along with the remains of the castle site. A helpful ...
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Lost Villages in Northamptonshire

The Deserted Medieval Villages Another are another “lost” landscape feature of Northamptonshire. These were extensively researched between 1958 and 1965 ...
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Stream, Springs, Wells and MIlls of Northampton

Streams, Springs, Wells and Mills of Northampton

An earlier post about the Civil War, 1643: Skirmishes in Kingsthorpe Hollow drew attention to a stream in Kingsthorpe Hollow ...
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Roadblocks and Checkpoints

During World War 2 you could not travel far in and around the town of Northampton and not be aware ...
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Northampton Racecourse

The “Northamptonshire Nonconformist” was the successor publication to the similarly titled “Northampton Nonconformist”. The two publications together ran from 1889 ...
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Deed Mapping

Deeds are often an overlooked resource by family historians. Written in what might seem impenetrable legal language to the researcher ...
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1643 skirmishes

1643: Skirmishes in Kingsthorpe Hollow

An "incident" in the early stages of the English Civil War. There is a small stream that lies beneath the ...
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