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Rushden

Rushden is a market town and civil parish in the East Northamptonshire district in Northamptonshire, England. The parish of Rushden covers an area of some 9,000 acres (36.42 km2), and is part of the district of East Northamptonshire. The population of Rushden is 29,272 (Census 2011),[1] 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.[2]

Rushden lies on the A6 midway between Bedford and Kettering
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Southwick, Northamptonshire

Southwick (pronounced "Suth-ick") is a small village and civil parish in Northamptonshire, England. It is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the town of Oundle and is set in a valley of the river Nene. The village falls within the Non-Metropolitan District of East Northamptonshire, which itself lies within the East Midlands region. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 180 people,[1] increasing marginally to 181 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Excavations were carried out at Southwick in 1996 and the results were published in a paper in Northamptonshire Archaeology.[3] Excavations of two closely connected sites produced evidence of thriving iron-smelting industry in the village in the 10th century
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Stanwick Hall, Northamptonshire
Coordinates: 52°19′49″N 0°34′13″W / 52.3302°N 0.5702°W / 52.3302; -0.5702 Stanwick Hall is a Georgian Grade II* Listed Building located in the western end of the village of Stanwick in East Northamptonshire.[1][2] It was built in 1742-1743 for James Lambe (d.1761)[3][4] by William Smith (1705-1747) at a cost of £750 (about £150,000 in modern terms.[5]) William Smith was an acclaimed Architect and Builder and was the son of Francis Smith of Warwick
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