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Rockingham, Northamptonshire

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Rockingham, Northamptonshire

Rockingham is a village and civil parish in the Corby district of Northamptonshire, England. It is just north of Corby, close by the border with Leicestershire and Rutland, near to Great Easton and Caldecott. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 115 people. The village is the site of Rockingham Castle and gives its name to Rockingham Forest and the title Marquess of Rockingham, but Rockingham Motor Speedway is in East Northamptonshire.
Post townMarket Harborough
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridSP8691
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01536

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


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

Rockingham, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Northamptonshire, on river Welland, 10 miles NE. of Market Harborough, 890 ac., pop. 227; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Thursday. Adjacent to vil. is Rockingham Castle, seat of the Watson family, with the remains of a castle of the same name built by William the Conqueror, occupied by Edward III. and his court, and garrisoned for Charles I. by Sir L. Watson, afterwards created Lord Rockingham; it was erected for the defence of extensive ironworks in Rockingham Forest, which measured 30 miles by 8.

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