Tuesday, July 05, 2016

St Mary's and the streets of Far Cotton, Northampton

Far Cotton is an area of terraced housing just to the south of the river in Northampton. As at least one street name reflects, it was built for workers employed by the LNWR.

A tight grid of streets presided over by the inevitable late-Victorian church, it reminded me a little of Oxford's Jericho.

Far Cotton has also managed to hold on to at least some of its shops, though many seem to be niche business with no necessary connection to that part of town. I was taken with the wool shop though: it could have come straight out of 1962.

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