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The Great Houghton Parish

Great Houghton sits within the borough boundary of the county town of Northampton, but is far enough away to remain a village surrounded by countryside. This is a position that villagers would wish to be maintained. Northampton is a developing town that has seen many changes over recent years with regard to employment, population, industry, building and many other aspects. These changes have reflected on the village of Great Houghton, as this appraisal will indicate. Great Houghton is a village steeped in history. It is mentioned in the 'Domesday Book' when it was known as 'Hohton Magna' - a good name - such a pity that it was lost. The chapter on history can only give a résumé and whet a person’s appetite for wanting to know more. The entire history would fill a good-sized book.  
The 20th century brought with it the development of medicines, transportation, communications, essential services to the village The changing face of our village
The village has seen many changes over the course of time. As with most towns and villages the most dramatic changes of face have taken place during the course of the latter part of the 20th century driven by agricultural and industrial needs, to the dormitory village we know today with many changes in between.
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