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Blisworth is a village and civil parish in the South Northamptonshire district of Northamptonshire, in England. It is about six miles south of Northampton, and according to the 2001 census had a population of 1,786. A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... South Northamptonshire is a local government district in Northamptonshire, England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Northampton Guildhall, built 1861-4, E.W. Godwin, architect Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in central England on the River Nene, and the county town of Northamptonshire, in the English East Midlands region. ...


Transport

The village is the site of the Blisworth Tunnel, a tunnel for the Grand Union Canal. Southern entrance to Blisworth Tunnel Blisworth Tunnel is a canal tunnel on the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire, England between the villages of Stoke Bruerne (southern end) and Blisworth (northern end). ... The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ...


The London and Birmingham Railway, under the surveying and construction control of Robert Stephenson, built a bypass loop around Northampton and opened a station in Blisworth in 1839. In 1855, after much discussion, Lord Grafton agreed to fund a new station as long as it was a "first class" station - ie, all trains stopped at it. Ford Lane became Station Road, and opposite the new station was built Blisworth Hotel now called the Yew tree by Thomas Shaw, the proprietor of the Angel Hotel in Northampton. In 1845 a branch line on to Peterborough was completed, and in 1866 a single track line was completed to Banbury. The station closed in January 1960. The London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom from 1833 until 1846, at which date it became a constituent part of the London and North Western Railway. ... Statue of Robert Stephenson at Euston Station, London Robert Stephenson FRS (October 16, 1803–October 12, 1859) was an English civil engineer. ... Northampton Guildhall, built 1861-4, E.W. Godwin, architect Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in central England on the River Nene, and the county town of Northamptonshire, in the English East Midlands region. ... 1839 (MDCCCXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Honour of Grafton is a collection of manors in the south east of Northamptonshire, England. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The modern Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury alongside the Oxford Canal, with Banbury Museum in the background Banbury is a market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


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Coordinates: 52°10′N, 0°56′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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