Oundle  Northamptonshire


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

Oundle, market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Northamptonshire, on river Nen, 13½ miles SW. of Peterborough and 98 miles from London - par., 5300 ac., pop. 3073; township, pop. 2953; town, pop. 2890; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. The name is a corruption of Avondale. In the vicinity are several mineral springs impregnated with iron; one of these sends forth a singular noise, which gives it the name of the "Drumming Well." Quantities of lace are made by the inhabitants.

Oundle through time

Oundle is now part of East Northamptonshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Northamptonshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Oundle itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th April 2024

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