Northamptonshire books and mapsHere is a list of books for Northamptonshire that you may find useful.
- Northamptonshire books:Maps
- Northamptonshire books:History & Heritage
- Northamptonshire books:Art & Culture
- Northamptonshire books:Walking and Tours
- Northamptonshire books:Food & Drink
Northamptonshire books: Maps
This County Atlas of Northamptonshire contains 126 pages of coloured street mapping featuring all the major towns and villages; 10 pages of road mapping covering the whole county are also included.
The street mapping includes coverage of:
Brackley, Brixworth, Burton Latimer, Corby, Daventry, Desborough, Earls Barton, Grange Park, Higham Ferrers, Irchester, Irthlingborough, Kettering, King''s Sutton, Middleton Cheney, Northampton, Oundle, Raunds, Roade, Rothwell, Rushden, Silverstone, Thrapston, Towcester, Warmington and Wellingborough.
Also included is a large scale town centre map of Northampton.
Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with their maximum speed limit are featured on the street mapping.
The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names. Hospitals, NHS Walk-in Centres and hospices covered by this atlas are listed separately.
Publication: 11 Nov 2009
This street atlas of Northamptonshire gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the entire county. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map.The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a standard scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile, and show postcode boundaries. Other information on the maps includes car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest. New to this edition are fixed single and multiple speed-camera locations, with corresponding speed limits.The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue.
Publication: 18 Dec 2009 [Spiral-Bound]
Northamptonshire books: History & Heritage
An Atlas of Northamptonshire presents an historical atlas of the greater part of Northamptonshire (the first quarter having been published as An Atlas of Rockingham Forest). It presents in map form the results of fieldwork and documentary research undertaken since the mid-1960s to map the landscape of the whole of Northamptonshire prior to enclosure by Parliamentary Act. This is the first time a whole county has been completely studied in this way, and the first time a whole county has had an accurate view of its medieval landscape with details of the medieval fields, woods, pastures and meadows which have been mapped by ground-survey of archaeological remains confirmed where possible from aerial photographs and early maps. It is also the first time a county has been mapped showing all pre-parliamentary enclosure providing comprehensive data for the difficult theme of early enclosure in a midland county. Complete relevant historic map sources are listed, many in private possession and not lodged with county record offices. Settlements are discussed based on the detailed mapping of every house depicted on historic maps as wells the extent of earthworks, which provides much new evidence relative to settlement development in the Midlands. As well as being highly relevant for anyone studying medieval settlements and enclosure, it illustrates how GIS can be used to present a very large amount of historical and landscape data for any region. The clearly laid out maps in full colour throughout contain an immense amount of data which together provide a fascinating new portrait of this historic county.
Publication: 28 Dec 2012
Mysterious Northamptonshire concentrates on all aspects of the supernatural, paranormal and mysterious in the county of Northamptonshire. Ghosts, myths, legends, big cats, witchcraft, UFOs and the little people all feature in the book. The book is arranged by subject, though each and every area of Northamptonshire is covered to give a wide geographical spread around the county. It is aimed at the general reader interested in the county or in mysterious and bizarre events. The text is written in a lively chatty style, while maintaining good standards of English and accuracy. The inclusion of maps, numerous photos and other illustrative material breaks up the text to make the volume more appealing to the reader. The many chapters featured in the book that will fascinate the reader include: Satan & Witchcraft, Fairy & Goblin Lore, Ghost Stories of Northamptonshire, The Weird Animal Kingdom and Phenomena of the Skies.
Publication: 1 Mar 2009
Some of England's grandest country houses are to be found in this prosperous rural county. The Elizabethan Renaissance Kirby Hall, the Jacobean mansion at Apethorpe, the late seventeenth-century French-inspired Boughton, Hawksmoor's stately Baroque Easton Neston and the interiors of Althorp provide a fascinating survey of changing taste through the centuries. Complementing them are smaller buildings of great character, supreme among them those of Sir Thomas Tresham: the eccentric and ingenious Triangular Lodge at Rushton and the evocative New Beild at Lyveden. Of no less interest are the fine churches, from Anglo-Saxon Brixworth to the noble Gothic of Warmington, Rushden and Finedon and from All Saints, Northampton, one of the grandest seventeenth-century churches outside London, to Comper's St Mary's, Wellingborough. Chief among the towns, Northampton not only has distinguished Victorian and Edwardian public, commercial and industrial buildings but also the principal work in England by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Publication: Sep 2013
Northamptonshire has witnessed a great many events and incidents, some of national importance, others of purely local significance. What is common to practically all of them, however, is that they have either been forgotten, discarded, or hidden away - sometimes deliberately - victims of time and progress, as lifestyles and customs have changed. Similarly, many features of the countryside and village streets have been left to erode, rust or become enveloped in foliage, yet they are still there tucked away out of view, rare relics of a bygone age. This book aims to raise awareness of their existence and bring them to life once again - a diverse, colourful range of features from the past that make up Secret Northamptonshire.
Publication: 28 Aug 2009
Northamptonshire books: Art & Culture
Those who know the county well will delight in
the wonderful photographs this book contains,
appreciating the 'inside knowledge' of a photographer
who has sought out less well known
locations as well as the principal places of
interest. For those yet to discover the delights
of Northamptonshire, this book will provide
endless inspiration to explore.
Publication: 10 Mar 2009
Northamptonshire books: Walking and Tours
This title details 40 circular walks covering these diverse counties each based on a good local pub. It includes routes at Stilton and Barrington in Cambridgeshire; Shackerstone, Wymondham and Wing in Leicestershire and Rutland; and Wadenhoe and Sulgrave in Northamptonshire.
Publication: June 9, 2005
Northamptonshire books: Food & Drink
In this collection of thirty circular routes, there are walks along riverbanks, lakesides and towpaths: though woods and valleys, over hills and watermeadows. Many of the county's prettiest villages and its most beautiful and secluded parkland are explored. There are also stretches of Northamptonshire's popular long distance footpaths including the Nene Way, the Knightley Way and the Grafton Way.
Publication: 10 Jan 1998 [Paperback]
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