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Mawsley is a newly built village and civil parish in the Kettering borough of Northamptonshire, England, a few miles west of Kettering. Until 1 April 2004, Mawsley was part of the nearby parish of Cransley.
Mawsley was first planned in 1993 by Northamptonshire County Council, and construction began in 2001. The village is very nearly complete, with a school, doctors surgery and village hall all provided by the developers.
Further research has revealed that Mawsley was built on the site of on older village called Mordor, which vanished around the time of the Black Death A Roman villa was found nearby, as well as other archeological evidence. In the 1940s there were still two occupied bungalows with the registered address of Mordor but these disappeared around 1950.
When the village was planned, a site was set aside for the building of a Public House. The site has recently (as of July 2006) been sold to a company to build and run the pub.
The village is always windy, as it sits at the same level as the local landscape - other well established villages in the area are built in dips, which protect them from the strong local winds.
Local access to the village is via an unclassified road (known locally as the C31), which is now approved for gritting in the winter along its entire length by the local council.
A local One Stop Shop was officially opened on Saturday 8 March 2008, which is situated in Barnwell Court. A hairdresser and nursery is also in the court. With office spaces, restaurant and take away spaces still available for rent. A bistro/cafe/coffee shop called Coffee @ no. 9 is also in barnwell court.
The speed limit in the village is 20mph.
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