Pury End

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Pury End
Pury End is located in Northamptonshire
Pury End
Pury End
Location within Northamptonshire
OS grid referenceSP709455
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTowcester
Postcode districtNN12
Dialling code01327
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°06′13″N 0°57′58″W / 52.1036°N 0.9660°W / 52.1036; -0.9660Coordinates: 52°06′13″N 0°57′58″W / 52.1036°N 0.9660°W / 52.1036; -0.9660

Pury End is a hamlet of approximately 100 houses in the civil parish of Paulerspury, near Towcester in South Northamptonshire, England. The Grafton Way footpath crosses through the village and runs down Carey's Road. The population of the parish, including Pury End, Plumpton and Paulerspury, was 1,018 in the 2011 census.[1]

Historically, the village is significant as the birthplace of the missionary William Carey (1761). The cottage of his birth no longer exists, but its site is marked by a stone memorial on Carey's Road, named after him.[2][3]

During World War II, the small hamlet was hit by a stray bomb. Several houses were damaged – the Manor Farm, "Little Farm", the Bricklayers' Arms pub and the Primitive Methodist Chapel (now known as "Old Chapel Cottage").[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Area: Paulerspury (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Paulerspury: Pury End". The Carey Experience. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  3. ^ "William Carey's Historical Wall - Carey Road, Pury End, Northamptonshire, UK". UK Historical Markers. Waymarking.com. Retrieved 9 July 2016. Includes image of memorial stone

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