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Bradshaw’s Guide

Blisworth to Northampton and Peterborough

The line turns off to the right; and commences in a curve over a bridge across the Grand Junction Canal, where a fine view of the surrounding country is obtained.

Northamptonshire : Northampton

The capital of Northamptonshire, one of the chief towns in the Midland counties, with an industrious population of 32,813, some thousands of whom are engaged in the boot and shoe manufacture.

Northampton to Market Harborough

A line to Market Harborough here turns off, 18 miles in length The first station arrived at is Brampton, then Spratton, and

Brixworth, with its good Norman church. The kennels in connection with the celebrated Pytchley Hunt, formerly kept at Pytchley Hall, near Kettering, have been removed here.

Lamport the seat of Sir C. Isham, Bart.

Kelmarsh and Clipston stations.

At the distance of 3 miles further, we arrive at the small town of

Leicestershire : Market Harborough

This was the place where Charles I. fixed his head quarters immediately before the battle of Naseby.

Northampton to Peterborough

Billing Road station.

Northamptonshire : Castle Ashby

Here is the seat of the Marquis of Northampton, a large quadrangular structure, containing some very rich specimens of oil painting.

Northamptonshire : Wellingborough

In the neighbourhood of this place are a number of medicinal springs, from which, probably, the name of the town has been given.

Ditchford station.

Northamptonshire : Higham Ferrers

Boots and shoes are the staple employment here with lace making.

Ringstead, Thrapston, Thorpe, and Barnewell stations.

Northamptonshire : Oundle

The town is prettily situated on the banks of the Nene.

Elton and Wansford stations.

Overton station.

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