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Encyclopedia > Brackley, Northamptonshire
Map sources for Brackley at grid reference SP5837
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Brackley Town Hall (photo by Andrew Smith, 2006)

Brackley is a town in south Northamptonshire, England. In the 2001 census Brackley had a population of 13,331. Historically a market town based on the wool and lace trade, it was built on the intersecting trade routes from London to Birmingham (and the general north of England) and Cambridge to Oxford. Image File history File links Dot4gb. ... Image File history File links Gb4dot. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... 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). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Shown within Cambridgeshire Geography Status: City (1951) Region: East of England Admin. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ...


Brackley is close to the A43 road, which now bypasses the town, linking it to Towcester and Northampton to the east and the M40 motorway to the west. The A422 links it to Banbury. The A43 is a primary road in the English Midlands. ... Map sources for Towcester at grid reference SP691481 Towcester (pronounced ) is a small town in Northamptonshire, England with a population of 8,856 (2001 census). ... 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. ... The M40 in Warwickshire The M40 motorway is the second motorway in the English transport network to connect London to Birmingham. ... The A422 is a minor road for east/west journeys in south central England, connecting the county towns of Bedford and Worcester by way of Milton Keynes, Buckingham and Stratford upon Avon. ... 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. ...


Brackley once had two railway stations. The first, known in its latter years as Brackley Town, opened in May 1850 on a LNWR branch line from Verney Junction on the Oxford-Bletchley-Bedford-Cambridge line, to Banbury via Buckingham. The second was Brackley Central on the Great Central line, the last main line to be constructed from the north of England to London, opened in March 1899. The line through Brackley Town closed in January 1961, while the Great Central was axed by Beeching in September 1966. A very prominent feature of the latter was Brackley Viaduct, which spanned the Ouse valley just south east of the town. 255 yards in length, 62 feet high and containing 20 brick arches and two girder spans, it was demolished in sections in the spring and early summer of 1978. The present A43 road runs across its site. Recent proposals were made to reconstruct one of these lines, but these were voted against by a vocal minority of the town's residents. 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) was formed in 1846 by the merger of three railway companies - the Grand Junction Railway, London and Birmingham and Manchester and Birmingham. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... Bletchley is the name of more than one place. ... Statistics Population: 82,488 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TL055495 Administration District: Bedford Shire county: Bedfordshire Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Bedfordshire Historic county: Bedfordshire Services Police force: Bedfordshire Police Ambulance service: East of England Post office and telephone Post town... Shown within Cambridgeshire Geography Status: City (1951) Region: East of England Admin. ... 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. ... Buckingham is a town situated in north Buckinghamshire approximately 10 miles from the border with Northamptonshire. ... The Great Central Railway (GCR) was the latter day name of a railway company of the United Kingdom which earlier was known as the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&LR). ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Dr. Richard Beeching later Baron Beeching (21 April 1913 — 23 March 1985) was an British physicist and engineer, and former chairman of British Railways. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


Notable buildings in the town include Magdalen College School, founded by Magdalen College for its pupils to escape the great plague affecting Oxford in the 15th century. St John's chapel stands next to the original college buildings and is still in use today, making it the oldest building in Great Britain in continual use by a school. There was once a castle at the western end of town, but no visible evidence of it remains. Brackley Castle was to be where King John and the barons signed Magna Carta, but this eventually occurred at Runnymede. St Peter's church at the eastern end of the town boasts an impressive 11th century Norman doorway. In the centre of town the market is held every Friday morning in the market square. Further up the high street is a large town park owned by the National Trust. The town centre underwent a number of improvements in 2006. The piazza was rebuilt in York stone and the Royal British Legion is planning a rededication service for the war memorial on Saturday June 10th 2006. College name Magdalen College Collegium Beatae Mariae Magdalenae Named after Mary Magdalene Established 1458 Sister College Magdalene College President Professor David Clary FRS JCR President Iain Anstess Undergraduates 395 MCR President Kader Allouni Graduates 230 Homepage Boatclub Magdalen College (pronounced ) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... Caernarfon Castle, Wales. ... John (French: Jean) (December 24, c. ... Magna Carta Magna Carta (Latin for Great Charter, literally Great Paper), also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Great Charter of Freedoms), is an English charter originally issued in 1215. ... Runnymede is a water-meadow alongside the River Thames in the English county of Surrey. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A piazza is an open square in a city, often used as a marketplace, found in Italy. ... York is a city in Northern England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ... Categories: Stub | British Army | Royal Air Force | Royal Navy ...


Notable villages nearby include Syresham, Billesden, and Hinton-in-the-hedges. Syresham is a village and civil parish in the English district of South Northamptonshire. ...


Brackley is close to the Silverstone racing track, and has some industry related to Formula One racing, notably Honda (formely British American Racing) which is based in the town. On the east outskirts of the town is Bronnley, suppliers of hand-made soaps to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Their products are bestowed with Royal Honours for Excellence. Silverstone Circuit is a racing circuit at Silverstone, England. ... Formula One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Honda Racing F1 Team is a Formula One team run by Japanese car manufacturer Honda. ... British American Racing is a Formula One constructor that competed in the sport from 1999 to 2005. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of 16 sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally, though she is more directly involved with the United Kingdom, where the Royal Family resides, and the Monarchy is historically indigenous. ... Prince Charles may refer to: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, current heir-apparent to the British throne Any of the previous British royals named Charles, Prince of Wales The former Belgian regent, Prince Charles of Belgium This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that...


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  • ShopBrackley.com - retail regeneration project
  • Online guide to Brackley
  • Churches, schools and other local information for Brackley
  • Brackley Rotary Club
  • Brackley and District Round Table 1037
  • Brackley Means Business - the Business Association for Brackley and surrounding area
  • Brackley Business Information from Northamptonshire Chamber

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