Towcester, (Left Box) Northamptonshire, NN12 6YY

Towcester, (Left Box) Northamptonshire, NN12 6YY

Date of visit: 21st February 2020

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Towcester is a market town in Northamptonshire, England. It is the administrative headquarters of the South Northamptonshire district council.

Towcester lays claim to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the country. It was the Roman town of Lactodorum, located on Watling Street, today’s A5. In Saxon times, this was the frontier between the kingdom of Wessex and the Danelaw. Towcester features in Charles Dickens’s novel The Pickwick Papers as one of Mr Pickwick’s stopping places on his tour. The local racecourse has hosted many national horse-racing events.


Location Information

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Location – UK Postcode NN12 6YY
Location – OS Grid Ref: 469345, 248679
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.132075, -0.988331
Location – Northing / Westing 52°07’55.5″N 0°59’18.0″W