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Monday, 24 February 2014

Steps to recognise and protect our history


People in Northampton have the chance to get involved in the work to preserve an important part of our town’s heritage, the site of the Battle of Northampton.
 
In 1460 Northampton witnessed one of the major conflicts in the War of the Roses. The Battle of Northampton and aftermath is seen as a significant event, not just in our town’s history but as part of the story of our nation. Northampton Borough Council is asking people to comment on plans to protect the historic site of the battle and surrounding area.
 

The plan looks at seven key areas:

  • Battlefield – location and protection
  • Historic landscape
  • Nature conservation
  • Access and interpretation
  • Public use and events
  • Landscape
  • Management and maintenance

Councillor Tim Hadland, Northampton Borough Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, enterprise and planning said: “This year we are celebrating the rich and interesting story of Northampton. So it seems only fitting that we are looking carefully at how we can protect the site of one of the most significant battles fought on English soil.
 
“Almost 650 years ago the armies of the House of York and House of Lancaster gathered in Northampton, and the outcome of that battle helped determine who would rule England.
 
“Today we are looking at how we can protect the site of the battle and bring it to life for visitors and local people who want to discover the story of Northampton.”
 
To find out more about the plans to conserve and protect the site of the Battle of Northampton visitwww.northampton.gov.uk/battle1460. All comments must be received by 5pm on Thursday 27 March.March.

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St James End before 1965

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