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Rushton

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Rushton is a small village and civil parish in Northamptonshire. It is about 2mi north-east of Rothwell and 3mi north-west of Kettering. The parish covers 1295 hectares and is situated on both sides of the River Ise. It contains the sites of three deserted settlements, details of which are set out below.At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 452 people. The village has a primary school and a pub opposite the village cricket pitch.BuildingsThe village is home to Rushton Triangular Lodge which is in the former grounds of Rushton Hall which is 0.5mi west of the village; the hall is currently an hotel.All Saints Church is of Norman origin but mostly 14th-century with 19th-century restorations in 1853 and 1869 by Edmund Francis Law. There is a monument to Sir Thomas Tresham (died 8 March 1559) of Rushton Hall.Other notable buildings in the village include a Manor House east of the church, Manor Farm House (17th-century) and the Georgian Old Rectory.Deserted settlementsThe location, history and remaining physical evidence of three deserted settlements within the parish have been systematically documented.Barford - This lay near Barford Lodge and is listed in the Domesday Book with seven recorded inhabitants. In 1516, George Boyvil enclosed 86 acres of arable land at Barford and it was reported that "almost the whole village" was destroyed. The chapel that formerly served this village was no longer in existence in the early 18th century.
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