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Kettering, Northamptonshire

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Kettering, Northamptonshire

Kettering is a small town in Northamptonshire, England. It is situated about 81 miles from London. Kettering is mainly situated on the west side of the River Ise, a tributary of the River Nene which meets at Wellingborough. Originally named Cytringan, Kyteringas and Keteiringan in the 10th century, the name Kettering is now taken to mean 'the place (or territory) of Ketter's people (or kinsfolk)'.
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridSP8778
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01536
Population51,063 (2001 Census)

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

Kateringes ~ Cateringe

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

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.

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