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Geography: Northampton - is the county town of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England. It lies on the River Nene, about 67 miles (108 km) north-west of London and 50 miles (80 km) south-east of Birmingham. One of the largest towns in the UK.

Date of foundation: 1189

History: Archaeological evidence of settlement in the area dates back to the Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. During the Middle Ages, the town rose to national significance with the establishment of Northampton Castle, which was an occasional royal residence and regularly hosted the Parliament of England. Medieval Northampton had many churches, monasteries and the University of Northampton, which were all enclosed by the town walls. It was granted its first town charter by King Richard I in 1189 and its first mayor was appointed by King John in 1215.

The town suffered the Great Fire of Northampton (1675) which destroyed most of the town. It was soon rebuilt and grew rapidly with the industrial development of the 18th century. Northampton continued to grow following the creation of the Grand Union Canal and the arrival of the railways in the 19th century, becoming an industrial centre for footwear and leather manufacture.

Population: 219 495

Ceremonial county: Northamptonshire

Northampton. A'Becket Promenade
A'Becket Promenade
Northampton. Abington Park
Abington Park
Northampton. Abington Park
Abington Park
Northampton. All Saints Church, circa 1905
All Saints Church, circa 1905
Northampton. Castle Ashby, circa 1920's
Castle Ashby, circa 1920's
Northampton. Castle Railway Station, circa 1905
Castle Railway Station, circa 1905
Northampton. Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Northampton. Gold street corner
Gold street corner
Northampton. Cromwell's House
Cromwell's House
Northampton. Cromwell's House
Cromwell's House
Northampton. Mare Fair
Mare Fair
Northampton. Market Square
Market Square
Northampton. Panorama of Dallington
Panorama of Dallington
Northampton. Primrose Hill, circa 1900's
Primrose Hill, circa 1900's
Northampton. St. Giles Church
St. Giles Church
Northampton. St. Giles Church
St. Giles Church
Northampton. St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
Northampton. The Bradlaugh Monument
The Bradlaugh Monument
Northampton. The Drapery, 1909
The Drapery, 1909
Northampton. The Drapery
The Drapery
Northampton. The Guildhall
The Guildhall
Northampton. The Town Hall
The Town Hall
Northampton. The Walk Cow Meadow, circa 1920's
The Walk Cow Meadow, circa 1920's
Northampton. Town and County Halls
Town and County Halls

Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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