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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Towcester within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Towcester.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Northamptonshire, on river Tove, 8½ miles SW. of Northampton, 2790 ac., pop. 2834; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. Towcester occupies the site of a Roman station, and was an important place in Saxon times. Of its walls, raised in the reign of Edward the Elder, some faint traces remain. Shoe-making and the mfr. of pillow-lace are carried on.
A village in Towcester hundred, in the county of Northamptonshire.