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Our Heritage

East Carlton & Cottingham cum Middleton - historical notes to 1900

Michael York   Komnenos Enterprises Ltd

Click here to download

(24Mb PDF file)

Rockingham Forest - Then and Now Peter Hill 1995 Orman Publishing, Great Oakley
Rockingham Forest Revisited Peter Hill 1988 Orman Publishing, Great Oakley
The Archive Photograph Series: Corby Peter Hill 1996 Chalford Publishing
Discovering Northamptonshire Jack Gould 1969 Shire Publications Ltd
Northampton in a Nutshell Ron Mears 1995 Orman Publishing, Great Oakley
Northamptonshire Miscellany Edited by Edmund King 1983 Northamptonshire Record Society
Northamptonshire Wakeling Dry 1906 Methuen and Co Ltd
Northamptonshire Tony Ireson 1954  
The King's England, Northamptonshire Arthur Mee 1945 Hodder and Stroughton
The Place-Names of Northamptonshire Gower, Mawer and Stenton 1933 Cambridge University Press
Domesday Book, Northamptonshire Edited by John Morris 1979 Phillimore and Co, London
Memoirs of an Undistinguished Man Captain George Lucas 1955 David Green, Kettering

I particularly recommend Peter Hill's books 'Rockingham Forest - Then and Now' and  Rockingham Forest Revisited'. They're packed with interesting facts and pictures about Cottingham, Middleton, Corby and the other villages in the area. Well worth a look! Copies are available at the local libraries.

 

Cottingham village websites

site & link details

Cottingham News website

www.cottinghamnews.co.uk

News, events and contacts for modern-day Cottingham.

Rockingham Castle

www.rockinghamcastle.com

Website for Rockingham Castle

The Hunting Lodge

www.huntinglodgehotel.com

Website for the Hunting Lodge

The Royal George

www.royalgeorge-cottingham.co.uk

Website for the Royal George pub

Local community websites

site & link details

Northamptonshire people and places

www.maurice.skynet.co.uk/northants

A friendly site containing details of people and organisations on the net in Northants, town and village websites and places to visit around the county. 

Northamptonshire look-up exchange

http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/anna.smart/nth.htm

An excellent site containing details of people in the area with access to historical documents who will look up information for you. 

Northamptonshire internet directory

www.northamptonshire.co.uk/directory

Part of a website devoted to Northamptonshire, providing links to local web sites, and also a bulletin board.

Northants 1841

www.northants1841.fsnet.co.uk

Family history information for Northamptonshire, including a surname list, militia lists, marriage and burial records.

www.townsontheweb.com

www.townsontheweb.com

Local website covering Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, Northampton, Rushden and Daventry

http://northamptonshiresearch.com

Provides links to almost 3,000 Northamptonshire sites plus a photo gallery

click to visit Northamptontown.com

www.northamptontown.com

A guide to businesses, clubs, events and local sites in the Northampton area

Northamptonshire County Council

www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

Website for Northants County Council, providing news on local events, services, businesses and organisations

About Leicestershire

www.leicestershire.ndirect.co.uk

An independent website providing virtual tours of the Leicestershire area

Market Harborough - Bigfern guide

www.bigfern.btinternet.co.uk

An illustrated guide to the present day Market Harborough and a little of its history.

marketharborough.com

www.marketharborough.com

Local guide for Market Harborough, including links to local history websites

Market Harborough on line

www.marketharboroughonline.co.uk

Website for Harborough District Council

ANY-Village.co.uk

www.any-village.co.uk

A comprehensive guide to community websites across the UK, including links to local sites and a picture gallery

Historical information websites

site & link details

Anglo Saxon Chronicle

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/OMACL/Anglo/

A full translation of the Anglo Saxon chronicle

Church of the Latter Day Saints

www.familysearch.org

The 1881 Census for England and Wales on-line, as well as other historical records

Domesday Book 

www.domesdaybook.co.uk

The Domesday Book online, plus interesting information about landowners and everyday life in the 11th Century

Local History Magazine

www.local-history.co.uk

A web site for Local History Magazine, an independent national magazine for anyone with an interest in local history.

National Archives on-line catalogue (PROCAT)

http://catalogue.pro.gov.uk

The National Archives online catalogue of documents from central government, courts of law and other national bodies.

National Statistics - Census 2001

http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk

Provides information from the 2001 Census, plus lots more interesting statistics for the UK

Ordnance Survey -old maps

www.old-maps.co.uk

Ordnance Survey site providing online access to OS maps for the 1800s

PastPlaces.com

www.pastplaces.com

A regional resource for submitting and finding historical or current information, down to the level of individual houses and streets.

Public Records Office - 1901 Census

www.census.pro.gov.uk

The 1901 Census for England and Wales online

Public Records Office - documents online

www.documentsonline.pro.gov.uk

Contains villagers' wills dating back to 1650, available for 3 each. If anyone buys one, can I have a look please?!

Public Records Office - local history

www.pro.gov.uk/pathways/localhistory

Information about documents and materials available for historical research, from 1700 onwards

GENUKI (Genealogy for UK and Ireland)

www.genuki.org.uk

Comprehensive family history website including information about the origins of the place name 'Cottingham'

University of Leicester

www.historicaldirectories.org

Digital library of historical directories

Romans in Britain

www.romans-in-britain.org.uk

An excellent site showing the route of Roman Roads throughout the UK

The Victorian web

http://65.107.211.206/victorian/index.html

Information about life and work in Victorian England
Other sites of interest
site & link details

Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire

www.cottinghamuk.co.uk

Village website for the 'other' Cottingham in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

Paranormal database

www.paranormaldatabase.com

Details of paranormal sightings in Cottingham - spooooky!

Windmill world

www.windmillworld.com

A one-stop shop for the windmill enthusiast. Details of Cottingham windmill included.
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