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Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire

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Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire

Higham Ferrers is a market town in the Nene Valley in East Northamptonshire, England, close to the Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire borders. It forms a single urban area with Rushden to the south and has an estimated population of 7,145. The town centre contains many historic buildings around the Market Square and College Street.
DistrictEast Northamptonshire
Post townRUSHDEN
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridSP9668
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01933
Population6,086 (2001 Census)
 

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

Higham ~ Higham Ferrars

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

Higham Ferrers.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., in co. and 15 miles NE. of Northampton, 2260 ac., pop. 1468; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Saturday; derives its name from its ancient lords, the family of Ferrers. Bootmaking and the mfr. of bobbin lace are its industries. Higham Ferrers was a parl. bor. until 1832.

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