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Long Buckby

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Long Buckby is a populous village and civil parish in the Daventry District of Northamptonshire, England midway between Northampton and Rugby. In the United Kingdom Census 2011, the parish of Long Buckby, which includes the hamlet of Long Buckby Wharf, had a population of 3,913. The west of the parish has the Grand Union Canal, A5 and adjoining M1 motorway all passing through the Watford Gap, with Watford, Northamptonshire being the next village to the north. The centre near a castle has a railway station on the Northampton Loop corollary of the West Coast Main Line.HistoryLong Buckby has a history going back approximately 1,200 years to the Vikings when all of northern, central and eastern England came under the Danelaw. The mound remaining of a castle built by Sahir de Quincy in the 12th century remains. The village name is of Nordic origin, with 'by' meaning settlement or village while 'Buck' is derived from 'Bec' (pronounced 'becker' in old Norse) for 'stream' or 'brook'. The village is recorded in the Domesday Book as Buchebei, its affix possibly coming at a later date in reference to the length of the village.
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