Old Map of Northamptonshire by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, and Rushden
Old Map of Northamptonshire by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, and Rushden

Old Map of Northamptonshire by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, and Rushden

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Discover the rich history of Northamptonshire brought to life with this 1844 map by renowned cartographer, Samuel Lewis. Beautifully drawn, it offers a unique glimpse into the past of one of England's most enduring regions. Highlighting a rich array of towns, cities, and settlements, the map is an intricate tapestry of Northamptonshire's history and heritage, showcasing where many of today's bustling towns and cities first began. Delight in the historical place names that mark locations familiar today; yet, be prepared to not find some modern cities, or excitingly, discover them labelled under their former names.

A perfect addition to any cartophile's collection, this map also serves as an educational tool for those keen on English history. Samuel Lewis’s 1844 map is a testament to the remarkable development and transformation of Northamptonshire from the mid-19th century to present times. Rich in detail, it reflects the geography of the era, offering a fascinating insight into the region's past, the old roadways and waterways, and the significant historical events that occurred within its boundaries.

Bulleted List of Towns, Cities, and Settlements (Ordered by Modern-Day Population):

  • Northampton (Founded in 914 AD) - Known as Hamtun in the Domesday Book, Northampton was an important royal borough and trade centre in the Middle Ages.
  • Kettering (10th Century AD) - Originally an Anglo-Saxon settlement, Kettering flourished as a result of the booming shoe industry in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Corby (8th Century AD) - Corby's heritage can be traced back to the Vikings. It was a small village until the 19th-century ironstone industry led to rapid expansion.
  • Wellingborough (6th Century AD) - Wellingborough is renowned for its five medieval wells and was an important market town noted for its wool and cloth trade.
  • Rushden (9th Century AD) - Inhabited since the Saxon era, Rushden became an important hub for the boot and shoe industry in the 19th century.
  • Daventry (Medieval Period) - An ancient market town, Daventry held royal charters granting it status and significance in the county.
  • Brackley (1086 AD) - Known for its lace and wool industries, Brackley was originally mentioned in the Domesday Book.
  • Desborough (Prehistoric Times) - Dating back to the Bronze Age, Desborough was primarily an agricultural community until the 19th century.
  • Towcester (1st Century AD) - A Roman town established on Watling Street, it's one of the oldest continuous settlements in England.
  • Raunds (Medieval Period) - A historical settlement known for its leather and footwear industry.
  • Rothwell (Saxon Period) - Rothwell, named after the Red Well, was an important center for cloth trade.
  • Oundle (1st Century AD) - A market town dating back to Roman times, known for its Georgian streetscapes.
  • Burton Latimer (Saxon Era) - Known for its ironstone quarrying, the town prospered during the Industrial Revolution.
  • Thrapston (Anglo-Saxon Era) - The town's annual fair and market were mentioned in medieval documents.
  • Irthlingborough (6th Century AD) - Known for its historic ironworks, the town was the smallest borough in England by the time of the 1832 Reform Act.
  • Higham Ferrers (Pre-Norman Conquest) - Granted a market charter in 1201, it was a royal manor in Saxon times.
  • Earls Barton (Anglo-Saxon Era) - Famous for one of the finest Anglo-Saxon churches in England, the All Saints' Church.
  • Finedon (Iron Age) - Finedon's St Mary's Church is a notable landmark with its 14th-century tower.
  • Kings Sutton (Roman Era) - The village has several well-preserved 17th-century houses.
  • Moulton (Saxon Era) - Known for its shoe industry, the village has several historic buildings.
  • Silverstone (Roman Era) - The village is now synonymous with its internationally renowned racing circuit.
  • Potterspury (Iron Age) - The ancient Watling Street runs through this village, with Iron Age and Roman occupation evidence.
  • Brixworth (6th Century AD) - Known for its Anglo-Saxon church, one of the oldest and most complete in the country.
  • Cogenhoe (Domesday Book 1086 AD) - The village's name derives from the Old English for "Cuckoo Hill."
  • Blisworth (Anglo-Saxon Era) - Known for the Blisworth Tunnel, a marvel of 19th-century engineering.
  • Warmington (Roman Era) - It boasts an impressive collection of ironstone cottages and the 13th-century Church of St. Mary.
  • Geddington (Medieval Period) - Known for its well-preserved Eleanor Cross, one of the best in England.
  • Crick (Roman Era) - Noted for its canal history and the Crick Boat Show, the largest inland waterways event in Britain.
  • Paulerspury (Domesday Book 1086 AD) - An old village with many historic buildings, including St James the Great church.
  • Bugbrooke (Roman Era) - The site of a large Roman villa, indicating the village's long history.

Notable Features:

  • River Nene - The largest river in the county, providing beautiful landscapes and significant wildlife habitats.
  • Grand Union Canal - A central waterway during the Industrial Revolution, now popular for boating and walks.
  • Rockingham Forest - Once a royal hunting forest, it is now a mixture of ancient woodland and farmland.

Historical Events (1800-1850):

  • The Swing Riots (1830) - Agricultural labourers in the county participated in this widespread protest against agricultural mechanisation.
  • Opening of the Blisworth Tunnel (1805) - Part of the Grand Union Canal, it greatly improved transport and trade in the region.
  • Corby's Ironstone Boom (1850) - The demand for ironstone led to rapid development and population growth in Corby.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 8x10in (20.5x25.5cm), 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 24x36in (61x91.5cm), 30x40in (76x101.5cm) and 37x50in (94x127cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 50in (127cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

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This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

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I have been asked hundreds of times over the years by customers if they could buy a map that looks even older.

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All the product photos you see on this page show the map in its Original form. This is what the map looks like today.

If you select Aged, I will age your map by hand, using a special and unique process developed through years of studying old maps, talking to researchers to understand the chemistry of aging paper, and of course... lots of practice!

If you're unsure, stick to the Original colour of the map. If you want something a bit darker and older looking, go for Aged.

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