Kettering  Northamptonshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Kettering like this:

Kettering, market town and par. with ry. sta., Northamptonshire, 8 miles N. of Wellingborough and 75 miles from London, 2840 ac., pop. 11,095; P.O., T.O.; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Friday. Kettering is an ancient place, and was called by the Saxons Kateringes. The charter for its market was granted by Henry III. ...

in 1227 to the monks of Peterborough. It is a fairly prosperous town, with tanning and currying, mfrs. of boots and shoes, stays, brushes, agricultural implements, and some articles of clothing. It has a handsome town hall, a cattle market, a corn exchange, and a grammar school. Many Roman relics have been found in the vicinity.

Kettering through time

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How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kettering in Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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