Houses of Interest: Northamptonshire
The fictional Arnescliffe* also lies within the County.
So what else is there of interest in Northamptonshire?
The town of Northampton was for Parliament: the castle was garrisoned, and the town's shoemakers diligently produced shoes and boots for Parliament's armies.So what's there now?
In an act of peace and reconciliation Charles II had the entire town sleighted for its support against his father. What little of the town that survived was swept away by a fire that ravaged the town in 1670. So you'd imagine that there is nothing to see in Northampton whatsoever... you'd be wrong.
What remained of Northampton Castle was completely flattened by the Victorians to make way for the railway. A single postern gate is all that remains, relocated and rebuilt into the walls to the east of Northampton station. Recent archaeological surveys have found remains of the castle in the station car park.
|Canons Ashby Priory|
Northampton Castle/Station NN1 1SP
Hazelrigg House 33 Mare Fair NN1 1SR
Northampton Museum Guildhall Rd NN1 1DP