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Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

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Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Wellingborough is a market town and borough in Northamptonshire, England which includes the town itself along with Irchester, Little Irchester, Wollaston, Earls Barton, Bozeat, Finedon, Isham, Wilby and Great Doddington. Situated some 11 miles from the county town of Northampton. The town is situated on the north side of the River Nene, most of the older town is sited on the flanks of the hills above the river's current flood plain.
DistrictWellingborough
Post townWELLINGBOROUGH
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridSP8967
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01933
Population75,400 (2011 Census)
 

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

Mercat Wellingborow ~ Wedlingborough ~ Wodlingborough ~ Wedlingeberie ~ Wendlesberie ~ Wendleberie

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

Wellingborough, market town and par. with ry. sta., Northamptonshire, near river Nen, 10¼ miles NE. of Northampton, 4490 ac., pop. 13,794; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Wednesday. Wellingborough stands on a declivity near the river Nen, and takes its name from chalybeate springs in the neighbourhood, which were used by Charles I. It has a handsome parish church, grammar school, town hall, corn exchange, &c. The leading industries are the mfr. of boots and shoes, and the smelting of iron.

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