Courteenhall, Northamptonshire, NN7 2QE
Date of visit: 21st February 2020
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Courteenhall is a village 5 miles (8 km) south of the county town of Northampton, in the shire county of Northamptonshire, England, and about 66 miles (106 km) north of London. The population of the civil parish was 122 at the 2011 census. The village is located in a cul-de-sac.
The village has grown up on the estate around the house or hall and known as the Courteenhall Estate, The landscaped park covers about 370 acres (150 ha), with formal gardens close to the house.
The estate was purchased from Richard Ouseley by Samuel Jones, the son of a London merchant, in 1647. Samuel was knighted in 1660, was High Sheriff of Northamptonshire for 1652–53 and died in 1673. His estates were inherited by his great-nephew Samuel Wake, a younger son of Sir William Wake, 3rd Baronet of Piddington. The Wake family is reputedly descended from Hereward the Wake, a Saxon hero of resistance to the Norman conquest of England.
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Location – UK Postcode NN7 2QE
Location – OS Grid Ref: 476584, 253007
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.170022, -0.881622
Location – Northing / Westing 52°10’12.1″N 0°52’53.9″W