Rockingham, Northamptonshire

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Rockingham is a village in Northamptonshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Rockingham within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Rockingham in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Rockingham, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Northamptonshire, on river Welland, 10 miles NE. of Market Harborough, 890 ac., pop. 227; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Thursday. Adjacent to vil. is Rockingham Castle, seat of the Watson family, with the remains of a castle of the same name built by William the Conqueror, occupied by Edward III. and his court, and garrisoned for Charles I. by Sir L. Watson, afterwards created Lord Rockingham; it was erected for the defence of extensive ironworks in Rockingham Forest, which measured 30 miles by 8.

Rockingham in the Domesday Book

A village in Stoke hundred, in the county of Northamptonshire. is a Good Stuff website.