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Kettering

Kettering shown within the United Kingdom
Population 86,000 [1] (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SP8778
District Kettering
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KETTERING
Postcode district NN14 NN15 NN16
Dialling code 01536
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
UK Parliament Kettering
European Parliament East Midlands
List of places: UKEnglandNorthamptonshire

Coordinates: 52°23′35″N 0°43′23″W / 52.39312, -0.72292 Kettering is the name of some places in the world: Kettering, England Kettering, Ohio, United States of America Kettering, Maryland, United States of America Kettering, Tasmania, Australia Kettering University Kettring is also a surname: Charles Kettering See also Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Kettering is a local government district and borough in Northamptonshire, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping, concerning these countries; thus the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has used the phrase in reference to the parts of former Yugoslavia... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The NN postcode area, also known as the Northampton postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Brackley, Corby, Daventry, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Towcester and Wellingborough in England. ... +44 redirects here. ... Northamptonshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is the fire and rescue service covering the county of Northamptonshire in the English East Midlands. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is an ambulance service formed in April 1999 as a result of the merging of the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire (including Rutland) ambulance services. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Kettering is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... East Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of places in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom: Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Althorp - Arthingworth - Ashby St Ledgers B Badby - Bannaventa - Barby - Boughton - Brackley... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Kettering is a town in Northamptonshire, England. It is centrally located in North Northants, the biggest single growth area outside London. Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Kettering is situated on the River Ise, a tributary of the Nene and is twinned with Lahnstein, Germany and Kettering, Ohio, USA. The River Ise is a river in Northamptonshire, England and a tributary of the River Nene. ... The River Nene is a river in the east of England. ...


Kettering's economy was built on the boot and shoe industry. With the arrival of railways in the 19th century, other industries grew up, such as engineering and clothing. The luxury clothing manufacturers Aquascutum built their first factory here in 1909. Now it is largely based upon service and distribution industries due to its central location and excellent transport links. There is a large and fast-growing commuter population that takes advantage of Kettering's position on the East Midlands Trains railway. Kettering has a direct link into St Pancras railway station, home of Eurostar. Shoemaking is a traditional handicraft profession, which has now been largely superseded by industrial manufacture of footwear. ... An Aquascutum scarf, showing the Club Check colours Aquascutum is a UK-based clothing and apparel manufacturer. ... The tertiary sector of industry, also called the service sector or the service industry, is one of the three main industrial categories of a developed economy, the others being the secondary industry (manufacturing and primary goods production such as agriculture), and primary industry (extraction such as mining and fishing). ... Wikibooks [[wikibooks:|]] has more about this subject: Marketing Distribution is one of the 4 aspects of marketing. ... Commuting is the process of travelling from a place of residence to a place of work. ... {{East Midlands Trains}} Kettering railway station is to the south-west of the Kettering town centre in Northamptonshire, England. ... Norwich will be at the eastern tip of the franchise area. ... Things called Saint Pancras or St Pancras include: The saint after whom the others are directly or indirectly named: Saint Pancras. ... This article is about high-speed trains between London and Brussels / Paris. ...

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History

Kettering can trace its origins back to an early Roman British settlement. The local Roman industry is represented by the pottery kilns at Barton Seagrave and Boughton. Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between 43 and 410. ...


The first historical reference to Kettering is found in a charter of 956 AD in which King Edwy granted ten "cassati" of land to his then Aelfsige the Goldsmith. The boundaries delineated in this charter would have been recognisable to most inhabitants of Kettering for the last thousand years and can still be walked today. It is possible that Aelfsige the Goldsmith gave Kettering to the monastery of Peterborough as King Edgar in a charter dated 972 confirmed it to that monastery. Certainly at the time of the Domesday survey in 1086, Kettering manor is listed as a property held by the Abbey of Peterborough. Words and names ending with 'ing' usually derive from the early Saxon word inga or ingas meaning 'the people of the' or 'tribe'. Kettering has its roots in literary spellings used in the 10th century – Cytringan, Kyteringas and Keteiringan. This article is about the city in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the 11th century census. ...


The hamlet of Pipewell was the holder of England's third biggest abbey, which was knocked down by Henry VIII in 1538. Pipewell nowadays only has 70 inhabitants, but still some of the remains remain, although they are on private grounds. Pipewell is situated at the edge of the Kettering Borough, just a mile away from Corby. ... Bold textTHIS IS THE PAGE THAT A.S. REALLY NEEDS!! THIS IS NOW MARKED!!! ] ps i like A.O. This article is about an abbey as a Christian monastic community. ... Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... Pipewell is situated at the edge of the Kettering Borough, just a mile away from Corby. ...


The charter for its market was granted by Henry III in 1227. By the 17th century the town was a centre for the production of woollen cloth. The present town mostly grew up in the 19th century with the development of the boot and shoe industry, which had seriously declined by the middle of the 1990s. Many of the large homes situated in both the Headlands and Rockingham Roadd areas were built for the shoes factory owners. Conversely, the many terraced streets housed the factory workers, most of whom worked long hours for low pay. All of the large footwear manufacturers, such as Dolcis, Freeman, Hardy & Willis, Frank Wright and Timpson, have gone. Some were victims of overseas competition; others moved manufacturing to lower-cost countries. A few smaller footwear businesses remain. Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272) was the son and successor of John Lackland as King of England, reigning for fifty-six years from 1216 to his death. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Victorian Kettering was the centre of the 19th century religious non-conformity and the missionary movement, and this has been preserved in many of the names. William Carey was the first of the great and good men associated with the town. He was born in 1761 at Paulerspury and spent much of his young life in Kettering before leaving for India as a missionary in 1793. The Carey Mission House and Carey Street was named after him. Andrew Fuller helped Carey found the Baptist Missionary Society and he is remembered in the Fuller Church and Fuller Street. In 1803 William Knibb was born in Market Street and became a missionary and emancipator of slaves; he is commemorated by the Knibb Centre and Knibb Street. The Toller Chapel and Toller Place are named after two ministers, father and son, who preached in Kettering for a total of 100 years. The chapel was built in 1723 for those independents who since 1662 had been worshipping in secret. William Carey (August 17, 1761 – June 9, 1834) was an English missionary and Baptist minister, known as the father of modern missions. ... Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) was an eminent Baptist minister, born in Cambridgeshire, and settled at Kettering. ... William KnibbWilliam Knibb (1816-1845), Baptist minister and missionary to Jamaica, was born in Kettering, Northampton on 7 September 1803. ...


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Kettering as:

"Kettering, market town and parish with railway station, Northamptonshire, 8 miles N. of Wellingborough and 75 miles from London, 2840 ac., pop. 11,095; P.O., T.O.; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Friday. Kettering is an ancient place, and was called by the Saxons Kateringes. It is a fairly prosperous town, with tanning and currying, mfrs. of boots and shoes, stays, brushes, agricultural implements, and some articles of clothing. It has a handsome town hall, a cattle market, a corn exchange, and a grammar school. Many Roman relics have been found in the vicinity."

Growth

In mid-2003 the population of Kettering was estimated at 86,000. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Kettering is centrally located in North Northants, the biggest single growth area outside London. Set to grow to a planned population of over 370,000 people by 2021, the North Northants area will be a community equivalent in population to Bristol. It will see 52,100 new homes by 2021 with a further provisional 28,000 homes by 2031. The East Kettering development area alone covers over 300 hectares and extends from the A43 in the north to the A14 in the south. This article is about the English city. ...


In March 2007, a massive urban regeneration project was revealed, which will refurbish and bring new leisure and shopping facilities to the town centre, including water features, public art, sculptures, new street furniture, trees, plants and an innovative pavement lighting scheme.[2]


Economy

Recently restored Kettering railway station looking south along platform 2
Recently restored Kettering railway station looking south along platform 2

Kettering has excellent transport links and lies on the Midland Main Line roughly halfway between Sheffield and London, and on the A14 East - West trunk road, approximately midway between the M1 and the A1. The town benefits from its "Heart of England" location on the busy A14 and is said to be within two hours drive of 75% of the UK's population.[3] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3010x1952, 4481 KB) Description: The canopy on platform 2 of Kettering railway station Source: Direct from photographer. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3010x1952, 4481 KB) Description: The canopy on platform 2 of Kettering railway station Source: Direct from photographer. ... {{East Midlands Trains}} Kettering railway station is to the south-west of the Kettering town centre in Northamptonshire, England. ... The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Kettering's unemployment rate is amongst the lowest in the UK with 80% of its adults in full time employment.[4] It is home to a wide range of companies including Weetabix, Pegasus Software, RCI Europe and Morrisons Distribution park. as well as Wicksteed Park, the United Kingdom's oldest theme park, which now plays host to one and a quarter million visitors every season. Weetabix is a wheat-based breakfast cereal produced by Weetabix Limited. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... RCI may refer to one of the following. ... Wicksteed Park is an amusement park in Kettering, England. ... Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ...


It is the home of Kettering General Hospital, which provides Acute and Accident & Emergency services for the whole of north Northamptonshire. With almost 800 staff at 5 campuses, the Tresham Institute of Further and Higher Education is a significant employer as well as a seat of learning for local students of all ages. A new £20 million campus opens in 2007. Tresham Institute of Further and Higher Education is a further education college. ...


Kettering Business Park, a recent and current commercial property development undertaken by Buccleuch Property is situated on the A43/A6003, on the north side of Kettering. Many office buildings are being built as part of the project as well as a leisure sector with a new hotel. Several large distribution warehouses have been constructed in the area, creating thousands of jobs for the local economy.


Culture

Kettering's Heritage Quarter houses the Manor House Museum and the Alfred East Gallery. The magnificent Boughton House, Queen Eleanor Cross and the 1597 Triangular Lodge are local landmarks within the Borough. Sir Thomas Tresham was a devout catholic who was imprisoned for his beliefs. When he was released he built Triangular Lodge to defy his prosecutors and secretly declare his faith. The construction's 'three of everything' - sides, floors, windows and gables - represent the Holy Trinity. Boughton House is a country house in the English country of Northamptonshire which belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch. ... The Triangular Lodge is a folly, designed and constructed between 1593 and 1597 by Sir Thomas Tresham in Northamptonshire, England. ...


Kettering is home to Kettering Town F.C.. The club currently play in the Conference North, which is in the second tier of the English non-league football structure. Kettering Town Football Club are an English football club based in Kettering, Northamptonshire. ... The Football Conferences logo Conference North (often referred to as Nationwide North for sponsorship reasons) is a division of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ...


Politics

In Parliament, Kettering falls wholly within the parliamentary constituency of the same name, which is currently represented by Conservative MP Philip Hollobone, who gained the marginal constituency from former Labour MP Phil Sawford in the 2005 general election. The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... Kettering is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Philip Hollobone MP Philip Thomas Hollobone (born November 7, 1964) He is a British politician and is both a Conservative Member of Parliament for the Kettering constituency (since 2005) and a Conservative member of Kettering Borough Council for the Buccleuch ward (since 2003) Philip Hollobone was educated at Dulwich College... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Philip Andrew Sawford (born 26 June 1950) is an English politician and former member of Parliament for Kettering. ... Barring a change in the law, the next general election in the United Kingdom must be held some time before June 30, 2006. ...


In the European Parliament, Kettering falls within the East Midlands European Parliament constituency and is represented by 6 MEPs (elected June 2004): - Derek Clark (UKIP / ID) - Chris Heaton-Harris (Conservative / EPP-ED) - Roger Helmer (Conservative / EPP-ED)) - Bill Newton Dunn (Liberal Democrat / ALDE - Robert Kilroy-Silk (Independent (formerly UKIP and Veritas) / Independent (formerly ID) - Glenis Willmott (Labour / PES) - replacing former Labour MEP Established 1952, as the Common Assembly President Hans-Gert Pöttering (EPP) Since 16 January 2007 Vice-Presidents 14 Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou (EPP) Alejo Vidal-Quadras (EPP) Gérard Onesta (Greens – EFA) Edward McMillan-Scott (ED) Mario Mauro (EPP) Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez (PES) Luigi Cocilovo (ALDE) Mechtild... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ... A Member of the European Parliament (English abbreviation MEP)[1] is a member of the European Unions directly-elected legislative body, the European Parliament. ... Elections to the European Parliament were held from June 10, 2004 to June 13, 2004 in the 25 member states of the European Union, using varying election days according to local custom. ... Derek Clark is a British politician, and Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands region. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... IND/DEM logo The Independence and Democracy (IND/DEM) group, formed July 20, 2004 is a euro-sceptic political group with 36 MEPs in the European Parliament. ... Christopher Heaton-Harris is a British politician. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... EPP-ED logo The European Peoples Party - European Democrats is a group in the European Parliament. ... Roger Helmer (born January 25, 1944 in London) is a British politician and an Independent Conservative Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands region. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... EPP-ED logo The European Peoples Party - European Democrats is a group in the European Parliament. ... William Bill Newton Dunn (born 3 October 1941 in Greywell, Hampshire) is a British politician. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... ALDE logo The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (French: Alliance des Démocrates et des Libéraux pour lEurope) is a Group in the European Parliament. ... Robert Michael Kilroy-Silk (born 19 May 1942) is a British politician and is well-known as the presenter of his former daytime television confessional talk show Kilroy. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a right-wing political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... For other uses, see Veritas (disambiguation). ... IND/DEM logo The Independence and Democracy (IND/DEM) group, formed July 20, 2004 is a euro-sceptic political group with 36 MEPs in the European Parliament. ... Glenis Willmott (born March 4, 1951) is a British politician. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Party of European Socialists (PES) is a European political party whose members are 33 social democratic, socialist and labour parties of the European Union member states as well as Norway. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ...


In local government, Kettering falls within the areas of Northamptonshire County Council and Kettering Borough Council, which incorporates the small, satellite towns of Burton Latimer, Desborough and Rothwell. Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a state or province. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Kettering Borough Council is a local authority in Kettering Borough, composed of 45 local councillors and currently controlled by the Conservatives, who have controlled the Council since the 2003 local elections, where they gained control from Labour with a majority of 15. ... Map sources for Burton Latimer at grid reference SP8974 Burton Latimer is a town in Northamptonshire, England with a population of around 7,100. ... Desborough is a town in Northamptonshire, England. ... Rothwell is a town in Northamptonshire. ...


A key local issue relates to plans to construct at least 145,000 new homes within Northamptonshire, increasing the population by 50%, including significant development for the Borough of Kettering. A protest group entitled STOP ("Stop the Over-development Plans for Northamptonshire") has been established, which, whilst officially non-partisan, incorporates senior figures within the local Conservatives, and campaigns against what it fears will be the creation of a "linear city" blurring the boundaries between Kettering and the neighbouring towns of Corby and, to a lesser degree, Wellingborough. As of November 2007 there is only 1.9 miles of open land between Kettering and Corby. Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Kettering is a local government district and borough in Northamptonshire, England. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Corby (disambiguation). ... , Wellingborough is a town in Northamptonshire, England situated some eleven miles from the county town of Northampton. ...


Notable residents

Frank Bellamy (born 21 May 1917, died 5 July 1976) was a British comics artist, best known for his work on the Dan Dare strip, on which he replaced Frank Hampson. ... Neil Campbell is a British musician, notable for his vast catalogue and his many collaborations. ... Joseph Lloyd Carr (May 20, 1912–February 26, 1994), who often called himself Jim or even James, was an English novelist, publisher, teacher, and eccentric. ... William Carey (August 17, 1761 – June 9, 1834) was an English missionary and Baptist minister, known as the father of modern missions. ... Richard Coles (born June 23, 1962 in Northampton, England) was the multi-instrumentalist who partnered Jimmy Somerville in the 1980s band The Communards. ... This article is about the British artist. ... My Crown and Sceptre, 1892. ... William KnibbWilliam Knibb (1816-1845), Baptist minister and missionary to Jamaica, was born in Kettering, Northampton on 7 September 1803. ... John Dennis Profumo, CBE (January 30, 1915 – March 9, 2006), informally known as Jack Profumo, was a British politician and the central figure in the Profumo Affair of 1963, which caused severe damage to the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan and is held to have contributed to its defeat in...

Town twinning

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official Logo of the City of Kettering Kettering is a city in Montgomery County and part of Greene County in Ohio. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... German town on the border of the Rhine with the wellknown Lahneck castle. ...

References

  1. ^ 2001 urban areas headcounts
  2. ^ A new dawn by Monique Cleaver in Northants Evening Telegraph, 21 March 2007
  3. ^ Kettering Borough Council downlaods
  4. ^ Government Office of the East Midlands

See also

The Kettering Ironstone Railway was an industrial narrow gauge railway that served the ironstone quarries around Kettering. ...

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