Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Wellingborough

Wellingborough, market town and par. with ry. sta., Northamptonshire, near river Nen, 10¼ miles NE. of Northampton, 4490 ac., pop. 13,794; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Wednesday. Wellingborough stands on a declivity near the river Nen, and takes its name from chalybeate springs in the neighbourhood, which were used by Charles I. It has a handsome parish church, grammar school, town hall, corn exchange, &c. The leading industries are the mfr. of boots and shoes, and the smelting of iron.


(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "market town and parish with railway station"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Wellingborough AP/CP       Northamptonshire AncC
Place: Wellingborough

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