Burton Latimer


Burton Latimer

Infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Burton Latimer
latitude= 52.365
longitude= -0.678
civil_parish=
population = 6,740
shire_district= Kettering
shire_county= Northamptonshire
region= East Midlands
constituency_westminster= Kettering
post_town= KETTERING
postcode_district = NN15
postcode_area= NN
dial_code= 01536
os_grid_reference= SP901749

Burton Latimer is a town in Northamptonshire, England, with a population in 2001 of 6,740. [ [http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=797293&c=burton+latimer&d=16&e=15&g=472826&i=1001x1003x1004&o=1&m=0&r=1&s=1208543308125&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779 Office for National Statistics website] ] It is just south of the junction of the A6 and A14 in the borough of Kettering. [ [http://www.kettering.gov.uk Kettering Borough Council website] ] The two-mile A6 bypass opened in October 1991.

History

The village's name is derived from the le Latimer family who lived there in the 13th Century. [Mills, A.D. (1998). Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280074-4] It grew in the 19th Century around the ironstone quarrying, clothing and footwear industries. A watermill used for grinding corn was converted and used at various times in the 19th Century for the manufacture of silk, worsted and carpet-weaving, followed by its conversion to a steam mill to make chicory, mustard, animal foodstuffs and flour. The mill was acquired in the 1930s and became the home of Weetabix.

A notable building in the town is the Norman [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/120448 parish church] , containing mediaeval murals.

Modern day

Burton Latimer is now the location of the only wind farm in Northamptonshire. Burton Wold wind farm, operated by [http://www.your-energy.co.uk Your Energy] has ten turbines, producing enough electricity to power around 10,000 homes annually. [ [http://www.burtonwoldwindfarm.com/facts-figures.aspx Burton Wold Wind Farm] ] It is also home to the Weetabix food company, Alumasc Precision [ [http://www.dyson-diecasting.co.uk/ Alumasc Precision Limited website] ] and a Wm Morrisons supermarket [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/144304 distribution centre] , which are major local employers.Weetabix is also made in Corby.The Towns Cricket Team includes Mark Bolar has its top player.

References

External links

* [http://www.burtonlatimer.info Historical website]
* [http://www.crsbi.ac.uk/ed/nh/burtl/index.htm St Mary the Virgin church]
* [http://www.weetabix.co.uk Weetabix]
* [http://www.burtonwoldwindfarm.com/ Burton Wold Wind Farm website]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqCcZfyH5a8 YouTube video: turning on the windfarm]
* [http://www.thecommunityblog.co.uk/burtonlatimer Burton Latimer's Community Blog]


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