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Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

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Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

Fotheringhay is a village and civil parish in Northamptonshire, England, six kilometres (four miles) north east of Oundle and around 16 kilometres west of Peterborough. It is most noted for being the site of Fotheringhay (or Fotheringay) Castle which was razed in 1627. There is nothing left of the castle to be seen today other than the motte on which it was built that provides excellent views of the River Nene. The Nene Way long distance footpath runs through the village.
DistrictEast Northamptonshire
Post townPeterborough
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridTL0593
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthamptonshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01832

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

Fotheringay ~ Fodringeia

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

Fotheringhay, par. and vil., N. Northamptonshire, on river Nen, 3½ miles NE. of Oundle, 2110 ac., pop. 225; P.O.; in Fotheringhay Castle (1066), now in ruins, Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded (1587), after an imprisonment of 19 years.

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