River Nene near Nassington
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Nassington is a village and civil parish in Northamptonshire, England. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 670 people, increasing to 827 at the 2011 Census The River Nene runs along the eastern side of the parish.
The villages name means 'Promontory place farm/settlement'.
The village has existed since at least Anglo-Saxon times, for an Anglo-Saxon hall was taken over by the Viking king, Cnut the Great, as one of his royal halls. Cnut is known to have visited after 1017, with his court including Aethelric the bishop of Dorchester on Thames. In 1107 Henry I gave the hall and land to the Bishop of Lincoln, Robert Bloet, to endow a prebend.
The village and manor were featured in episode 117, King Cnut's Manor of Time Team (aired 7 March 2004).
The manor is now a private home, but the Prebendal Manor and Tithe Barn Museum, and gardens, are open to the paying public on some days. The gardens only contain plants introduced prior to 1485.
- Office for National Statistics: Nassington CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 6 December 2009
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- Streetmap.co.uk: 1:1,25,000 Ordnance Survey mapping. Retrieved 6 December 2009
- "Key to English Place-names".