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Thrapston, Northamptonshire

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Thrapston, Northamptonshire

Thrapston is a small town in Northamptonshire, England. It is the headquarters of the East Northamptonshire district, and in 2001 had a population of 4,855. By 2006, this was estimated to be over 5,700. Thrapston is close to the River Nene and is at the junction of the A14 and the A45. Until the 1960s, Thrapston had two railway stations. Thrapston (Midland) was on the Kettering to Cambridge route, and the former station and viaduct can be seen from the adjacent A14 road.
DistrictEast Northamptonshire
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridSP9978
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01832
Population4,835 (2001 Census)

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

Thorpston ~ Trapestone

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

Thrapston, market town and par. with ry. sta., Northamptonshire, on river Nen, 8¼ miles SW. of Oundle and 21 miles NE. of Northampton, 990 ac., pop. 1366; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday. Thrapston had a ruined hermitage in the time of Henry VIII. It possesses a considerable trade by means of the Nen.

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