Mawsley

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Mawsley
Mawsley is located in Northamptonshire
Mawsley
Mawsley
Location within Northamptonshire
Population2,320 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSP8778
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKETTERING
Postcode districtNN14
Dialling code01536
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Northamptonshire
52°22′30″N 0°48′47″W / 52.37500°N 0.81292°W / 52.37500; -0.81292Coordinates: 52°22′30″N 0°48′47″W / 52.37500°N 0.81292°W / 52.37500; -0.81292

Mawsley is a newly built village and civil parish in the Kettering borough of Northamptonshire, England. At the time of the 2011 census, the parish had a population of 2,320.[1]

History[edit]

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.

"Mawsley was built not far from the site of a medieval lost village of the same name, which went out of use by the 1600s." The lost village was in 1086 the site of the hundred court of the ancient domesday hundred of Mawsley.[2] But the Hundred of Mawsley was annexed to a neighboring hundred; the twenty-nine Domesday hundreds of Northamptonshire were amalgamated into just nineteen hundreds by 1800. The old village became almost untraceable.

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 The Bungalows, Mawsley but these disappeared around 1950. These bungalows could be accessed via Mawsley Lane leading from Loddington.

When the new village was planned, a site was set aside for the building of a Public House. The site was sold in 2006 to a company to build and run the pub. As of 2018 this is no longer the plan. Mr C Clayson has since purchased the site and is currently negotiating with residents to build a property on the land which will be beneficial to the majority. The current proposal is an Over-50s apartment block.

The Centre at Mawsley is currently the place residents use as a social area. There is a small park, large playing fields along with a sports hall, which can be hired out for various events along with communal bar area.

Local access to the village is via an unclassified road (known locally as the C31/Mawsley Road), 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 named Coffee @ no. 9 is also in Barnwell Court.

The speed limit in the village is 20 mph.

The roads, excluding Broughton Road, are still unadopted by the local authority with no Section 38 agreement in place.

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