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Oundle, Northamptonshire

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Oundle, Northamptonshire

Oundle /ˈaʊndəl/ is an ancient market town on the River Nene in Northamptonshire, England, with a population of around 5,800. It lies some 68 mi north of London and 12 mi south-west of Peterborough. The nearest railway station is at Corby, 9.3 mi west of Oundle.
DistrictEast Northamptonshire
Post townPeterborough
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridTL0388
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01832
Population5,755 (2010 estimate) 5,345 (2001 census)

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

Avondale ~ Oundale ~ Undela ~ Undele ~ Undel

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

Oundle, market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Northamptonshire, on river Nen, 13½ miles SW. of Peterborough and 98 miles from London - par., 5300 ac., pop. 3073; township, pop. 2953; town, pop. 2890; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. The name is a corruption of Avondale. In the vicinity are several mineral springs impregnated with iron; one of these sends forth a singular noise, which gives it the name of the "Drumming Well." Quantities of lace are made by the inhabitants.

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