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Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire

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Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire

Irthlingborough /ˈɜrθlɪŋbərə/, originally called Yrtlingaburg in the 8th century, it is called Erdiburn in the Domesday Book, later still, Artleknock. It is a small town on the River Nene in Northamptonshire, England with a population of 6,179 people according to the 2001 census. It is the smallest town in England to have possessed a league association football team, Rushden & Diamonds. The parish church, St Peter, has a lantern tower which is unusual for Northamptonshire churches.
DistrictEast Northamptonshire
Post townWELLINGBOROUGH
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridSP9470
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01933
Population6,179 (2001 Census)
 

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

Erdinburne ~ Erdiburne

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

Irthlingborough, par. and vil., Northamptonshire, on river Nen, 2 miles N. of Higham Ferrers, 3720 ac., pop. 2736; P.O., T.O.; has mfrs. of boots and shoes; there are also large ironstone quarries.

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