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Desborough, Northamptonshire

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Desborough, Northamptonshire

Desborough is a town in Northamptonshire, England. It is located in the Ise Valley, between Market Harborough and Kettering. In the 19th century, the town was an industrial centre for weaving and shoe making. It has a long association with the Co-operative movement. Modern Desborough is a residential centre, with new homes and industry being developed to the north of the old town centre.
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridSP8083
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01536
Population8,500 (Parish)

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

Deisburg ~ Desburg ~ Dereburg

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

Desborough, par. and vil. with ry. sta., N. Northamptonshire, 5¼ miles SE. of Market Harborough, 24JO ac., pop. 2060; P.O.

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