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Towcester, Northamptonshire

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Towcester, Northamptonshire

Towcester, the Roman town of Lactodorum, is a small town in south Northamptonshire, England.
DistrictSouth Northamptonshire
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridSP6948
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01327
Population20,000 (proj.2020)

Other names by which Towcester, Northamptonshire has been known in the past

Tof Ceastre ~ Tofeceastre ~ Torcester ~ Torchester ~ Toucester ~ Tovecester ~ Tovecestre ~ Touecestre

Towcester, Northamptonshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Towcester.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Northamptonshire, on river Tove, 8½ miles SW. of Northampton, 2790 ac., pop. 2834; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. Towcester occupies the site of a Roman station, and was an important place in Saxon times. Of its walls, raised in the reign of Edward the Elder, some faint traces remain. Shoe-making and the mfr. of pillow-lace are carried on.

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