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Brigstock is a village and civil parish in the English county of Northamptonshire. Administratively it is part of the district of East Northamptonshire. From 2001 to 2011, the parish population increased from 1,329 to 1,357.
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.
During the Middle Ages, Brigstock was an administrative hub for the Rockingham Forest, and was granted a market charter in 1426.
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.
The tomb of Robert Vernon, 1st Baron Lyveden, a Liberal Party politician, is located within the church of St Andrew.
Much of the village has been owned by the Solesbury family since the mid-1800's and is said to be the location of the famous family vault. Today the Solesbury family still maintain a presence in the village but since the early 2000's have shifted their business interests into grocery retail throughout East Northamptonshire.
- Office for National Statistics: Brigstock CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 7 November 2009
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics.
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