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Oundle is an ancient market town on the River Nene in Northamptonshire, England, with a population of 5,345 (2001 census). It is 80 miles north of London and 12 miles south-west of Peterborough. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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 market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... The River Nene is a river in the east of England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Peterborough is a city in the east of England. ...

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History

Oundle, as many other villages and towns in England, originated as a trading place and market for local farmers and craftsmen. As the area became more prosperous, wealthy traders set up shops and houses, and guilds were formed. One of the oldest references to the location of Oundle were as an hospitium in 638 AD, a building used by monks to give shelter and assistance to travellers. On the same site, The Talbot was eventually built, initially out of timber and later rebuilt with stone from the ruins of nearby Fotheringhay Castle. Mary, Queen of Scots was executed in that castle, and it is a common legend that if you look closely enough, it is possible to see a scratch on the stairs in the Talbot that was created by Mary's ring as she was taken to be beheaded. Other public houses in the area include 'The Rose and Crown', 'The Ship Inn'- a 14th Century coaching inn, 'The Angel', and 'The George' (some distance from the centre). Farmer spreading grasshopper bait in his alfalfa field. ... Craftsman is an artisan who practices a handicraft or trade; a style of architecture and furniture arising from the Arts and Crafts movement; a military rank within the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, equivalent to a private; and a brand of tools. ... A guild is an association of people of the same trade or pursuits, formed to protect mutual interests and maintain standards of morality or conduct. ... Hospitium (Gr. ... Events Islamic calendar introduced The Muslims capture Jerusalem, Caesarea Palaestina and Akko Births Deaths October 12 - Pope Honorius I Dagobert II, king of the Franks Categories: 638 ... Look up AD, ad-, and ad in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mary, Queen of Scots is the name of: Mary I of Scotland, the former queen of France and Scotland executed by her cousin Elizabeth I of England Mary, Queen of Scots (movie), a 1971 film about that queen starring Vanessa Redgrave Mary, Queen of Scots (1969 book), a 1969 book...


Buildings

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St. Peter's Parish Church

There are, or were, a number of churches in Oundle. By far the largest and most prominent - with the largest steeple in the area - St. Peter's Parish Church occupies the main churchyard. There is also a methodist church.-1...


Other major buildings include the Stahl Theatre, a primary school, many very large Oundle School buildings which are sometimes open to the public such as a full-length swimming pool and the Great Hall for concerts. Oundle School is a public school, at Oundle in Northamptonshire, England. ...


Schools

The town has both a primary and middle school, as well as the independant Laxton Junior School, closely tied with Oundle School. Oundle School is a public school, at Oundle in Northamptonshire, England. ...


Oundle is well-known for its public school, Oundle School which was created when Sir William Laxton, then Master of the Grocers' Company of London and Mayor of London, refounded the Grammar School of which he had been a student. A public school, in current English, Welsh and Northern Ireland usage, is a (usually) prestigious independent school, for children usually between the ages of 11 or 13 and 18, which charges fees and is not financed by the state. ... Oundle School is a public school, at Oundle in Northamptonshire, England. ...


The town also has a comprehensive school, Prince William School. Opened under another name in 1971 by Prince William of Gloucester, the school was renamed in his memory following his death in a plane crash in 1972. 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Note: This is an article about the grandson of King George V, for the great grandson of King George II who was also known as Prince William of Gloucester, see Prince William, Duke of Gloucester Prince William of Gloucester (William Henry Andrew Frederick Windsor), (December 18, 1941 – August 28, 1972... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


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