Brigstock

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Anglo-Saxon stair turret of St Andrew's church
Brigstock
Brigstock is located in Northamptonshire
Brigstock
Brigstock
Brigstock shown within Northamptonshire
Population 1,357 (2011)
OS grid reference SP9485
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Kettering
Postcode district NN14
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
NorthamptonshireCoordinates: 52°27′33″N 0°36′38″W / 52.4593°N 0.6106°W / 52.4593; -0.6106

Brigstock is a village and civil parish in the English county of Northamptonshire. Administratively it is part of the district of East Northamptonshire. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish population was 1,329 people,[1] increasing to 1,357 at the 2011 census.[2]

History[edit]

The village is surrounded by the remnants of the royal forest of Rockingham.

Brigstock is an ancient settlement, dating back to the Bronze Age or Saxon period. Several properties in the village appear in the Domesday Book, in which Brigstock is referred to as "Brigstoc", and Roman relics have been found in and around the village. The village cross, found in the heart of the old village, was erected as a monument after Elizabeth I passed through the village. The parish church of St Andrew shows remnants of a tower which is probably 10th-century.[3]

During the Middle Ages, Brigstock was an administrative hub for the Rockingham Forest, and was granted a market charter in 1426.

The Grade II* listed Manor House was built as a hunting lodge in a clearing of the Royal forest of Rockingham; in 1890 the house was remodelled by the Victorian architect John Alfred Gotch.

The first school in the village was endowed in the 17th century, and whilst that building no longer stands, the historic centre of the village contains buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. There are 49 listed properties in the village. Brigstock is one of the largest villages in the region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Brigstock CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 7 November 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 
  3. ^ [1]

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