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Northamptonshire
Location Map
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Primary Destinations
Corby • Kettering • Northampton • Peterborough • Wellingborough
Other Important Destinations
Daventry • DIRFT
Current Highway Authorities
Northamptonshire County Council • Peterborough City Council
Borders
Bedfordshire • Buckinghamshire • Cambridgeshire • Huntingdonshire • Leicestershire • Lincolnshire • Oxfordshire • Rutland • Warwickshire
Highways England Roads
M1 • M40 • M45 • A1 • A5 • A14 • A43 • A45 • A47
This article is about the county.
For the highway authority, see Northamptonshire Council
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Northamptonshire is a traditional county in the East Midlands of England. The Soke of Peterborough in the northeast had its own county council from 1888 to 1965 and has been Unitary since 1998, albeit with less restrictive boundaries.

Geography & Economy

The A5 in Towcester

Northamptonshire is a long, thin county stretching from the Cherwell Valley to the Fens. However, it is not known for its geographical extremes, with the majority of the county made up of gently rolling hills. Agriculture is still important. The county was once known for the manufacture of footwear; this has now largely moved elsewhere although Dr. Martens still has a presence in the county. Silverstone motor racing circuit is in the south of the county (actually straddling the border with Buckinghamshire) and so industries connected with motorsport have a nearby presence. Corby is a centre for steel, although the industry has declined from its heyday.

Roads

The eastern end of the M45

Owing to its shape, Northamptonshire is the northernmost county in England to contain three different Ax roads, the A5, A6 and A1. Furthermore, although the county has a good road network it has no obvious focus. The trunk road network may assume motorists are travelling through, rather than to, Northamptonshire. Highways England maintain a number of roads in the county, with the M1, A1, A14 and A43 only examples. Most non-trunk roads within the county are maintained by Northamptonshire County Council, except for the northeast which is maintained by Peterborough City Council.

Watford Gap, west of Northampton, is a natural pass through the hills, so is an obvious route for transport. As well as the A5 and M1, the Grand Union Canal and railway also pass this way. The northern end of the A361 is on the A5 at nearby Kilsby.

Route From To Length
A1 London Edinburgh 396 miles View
A1(M) South Mimms Washington 122 miles View
A1 Peterborough Blyth 73 miles View
A1073 Eye Spalding 14.6 miles View
A1109 New England Newark 1.6 miles View
A1119 Lincoln Road Eastfield Road 0.5 miles View
A1125 Thorpe Road Westwood Street 1.3 miles View
A1127 Peterborough Eastfield 1.0 mile View
A1139 Eye Orton 9.6 miles View
A1179 Bourges Boulevard Nene Parkway 1.7 miles View
A1260 Cygnet Park Thorpe Wood 2.8 miles View
A14 Catthorpe Felixstowe 137 miles View
A15 Hessle (W) Norman Cross 99.3 miles View
A16 Peterborough Grimsby 82.8 miles View
A361 Ilfracombe Kilsby 213 miles View
A41 Bicester Solihull View
A413 Tatling End Silverstone 52.2 miles View
A421 Brackley Black Cat Roundabout, Roxton 44.4 miles View
A422 Spetchley, Worcester Bromham 84.5 miles View
A425 Warwick Daventry 25.1 miles View
A4256 Leamington Way, Daventry Northern Way, Daventry 0.8 miles View
A427 Market Harborough Oundle 21.0 miles View
A428 Coventry Cambridge 82.5 miles View
A43 M40 J10, Cherwell Valley Stamford 66.0 miles View
A4300 Telford Way, Kettering Stanion 7.5 miles View
A4304 Misterton Dingley 13.6 miles View
A45 Bordesley, Birmingham Thrapston 75.8 miles View
A4500 Harpole Wellingborough bypass 14.6 miles View
A4501 Wellingborough Road Bedford Road 0.6 miles View
A4508 A45 Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire View
A47 Birmingham Lowestoft 157.9 miles View
A5 London Holyhead 252 miles View
A5 Crick Tamworth View
A5 Chalton Stony Stratford View
A5 Stony Stratford Crick View
A5001 Rushden Bypass Sanders Lodge 3.5 miles View
A5002 Irthlingborough Road Wellingborough Road 0.1 miles View
A5028 Higham Ferrers Rushden 3.5 miles View
A506 Hockliffe Northampton 27 miles View
A5076 Kingsthorpe Upton 9.0 miles View
A508 Old Stratford Market Harborough 30.4 miles View
A5080 Kingsthorpe Hollow St Peters Way 1.2 miles View
A509 Milton Keynes Kettering 30.6 miles View
A5095 Bedford Road, Northampton Kingsthorpe 2.9 miles View
A510 Wellingborough Cranford St John 7.4 miles View
A5101 Abington Avenue Kettering Road 0.5 miles View
A5123 Rothersthorpe Boothville 8.2 miles View
A5128 Finedon Road, Wellingborough Wilby 2.9 miles View
A5193 Little Irchester Hatton Park 2.4 miles View
A5199 Leicester Kingsthorpe, Northampton 28.5 miles View
A6 Bedford Burton Latimer View
A6 Kettering Leicester View
A6003 Barton Seagrave Oakham 22.9 miles View
A6013 Kettering bypass Northfield Avenue, Kettering 0.8 miles View
A6014 Great Oakley Corby 2.5 miles View
A604 Barton Seagrave Parkeston Quay, Harwich 85 miles View
A605 Thrapston Guyhirn 35.1 miles View
A6086 Steel Road Stamford Road 1.9 miles View
A6098 Barton Road Stamford Road 1.1 miles View
A6116 Islip Rockingham 14.1 miles View
A6118 Stibbington Wansford 0.6 miles View
A6183 Kettering Weekley 1.3 miles View
A6900 Montagu Street, Kettering Windmill Avenue, Kettering 1.1 miles View
B1081 Tickencote Carpenter's Lodge 4.7 miles View
B1162 Northborough Deeping St James 2.0 miles View
B1165 Eye Crowland 4.8 miles View
B1380 Lincoln Road Thorpe Road 1.3 miles View
B1443 Stamford Thorney 18.0 miles View
B1524 Northborough Market Deeping By Pass(N) 2.0 miles View
B4031 Barley Mow Farm, Croughton Swerford Heath 12.2 miles View
B4036 Daventry Long Buckby Wharf 3.1 miles View
B4037 Badby Dodford 3.0 miles View
B4038 Hillmorton Daventry (SE) 3.3 miles View
B4525 Middleton Cheney Syresham 9.4 miles View
B4538 Western Avenue The Market Place 0.4 miles View
B526 Newport Pagnell Northampton 14.8 miles View
B5323 Warren Hill Northampton Road 0.8 miles View
B5346 Kettering Road Abington Grove 0.29 miles View
B5347 Black Lion Hill Kingsthorpe Road 1.2 miles View
B5348 Irthlingborough bypass (W) Nene Park Roundabout 1.2 miles View
B5385 East Haddon Watford Gap 4.5 miles View
B5386 Northampton Road Finedon Road 1.4 miles View
B5387 Kettering Barton Seagrave 1.2 miles View
B5388 Yardley Hastings Olney 3.1 miles View
B566 Bridge Street Abington Street 0.7 miles View
B567 Harlestone Road Bridge Street 1.9 miles View
B568 Leicester Abington, Northampton 30.8 miles View
B569 Rushden Strixton 5.6 miles View
B570 Irchester Little Irchester 1.0 mile View
B571 Wellingborough Irthlingborough By-Pass 5.4 miles View
B572 Wellingborough Wellingborough station 0.4 miles View
B573 Earls Barton Wellingborough 7.2 miles View
B573 Northampton Road Finedon Road 1.3 miles View
B574 Great Harrowden Hill Top 1.8 miles View
B575 Kettering Kettering station 0.2 miles View
B576 Desborough bypass (N) Rothwell 4.1 miles View
B645 Rushden Eaton Ford 17.7 miles View
B6481 Oakley Road Phoenix Parkway 0.6 miles View
B662 Old Weston Wigsthorpe 5.1 miles View
B663 Bythorn By Pass Chelveston 7.6 miles View
B664 Great Bowden Uppingham 11.8 miles View
B664 Stanion Rockingham 3.4 miles View
B664 Station Road B663 0.1 miles View
B665 Thrapston Raunds 4.4 miles View
B666 Raunds Ringstead 0.7 miles View
B667 Islip Stanion 8.1 miles View
B669 Rothwell Wilbarston 6.5 miles View
B670 East Carlton Rockingham 2.8 miles View
Central Area Distributor Road Weedon Road Barnes Meadow Interchange 2.5 miles View
E05 Greenock Southampton 454 miles View
E106 Northampton Leeds 110 miles View
E13 Doncaster Staples Corner 144 miles View
E15 Inverness Dover 640 miles View
E24 Coleshill Ipswich 140 miles View
E28 Birmingham Ipswich View
E31 London Glasgow 405 miles View
E31 London Glasgow 446 miles View
E33 London Glasgow 405 miles View
E33 Northampton Liverpool 146 miles View
Ermine Street London York 188.5 miles View
Great North Road (A1) London Aberford View
Holyhead Road London Holyhead View
Kislingbury Valley Way Kislingbury Barnes Meadow Interchange 4 miles View
The Longest Lane Hyde Park Corner, Westminster St George's Circus, Southwark 297.8 miles View
M1 Staples Corner, Middlesex Hook Moor, Yorkshire 200 miles View
M100 South Mimms Pelaw 256 miles View
M40 Denham, Buckinghamshire Umberslade, Warwickshire 89 miles View
M45 Watford Gap Thurlaston 8 miles View
T1 London Scrabster View
T11 London Holyhead View
T12 London Inverness View
T13 Winchester Preston View
T15 Birmingham Great Yarmouth View
T23 Norman Cross Grimsby View
T45 Ipswich Weedon View
T47 Oxford Market Deeping View
T48 Weedon Brownhills View
Watling Street Dover Wroxeter View 

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Northamptonshire
JunctionsA1139 J5 • A1139 J6 • A1139 J7 • A14 J10 • A14 J11 • A14 J12 • A14 J14 • A14 J4 • A45 J11 • Barnes Meadow Interchange • Brackmills Interchange • Bretton Gate Interchange • Bretton Way Interchange • Broughton Interchange (Kettering) • Carpenters Lodge • Castor Interchange • Chowns Mill Roundabout • Collingtree Interchange • Crick Interchange • DIRFT Rugby East Roundabout • DIRFT Rugby North Roundabout • Dogsthorpe Roundabout • Earls Barton Junction • Eye Green Roundabout • Eye Roundabout • Fulbridge Interchange • Glebe Farm Interchange • Great Billing Interchange • Halfway House Roundabout (Northants) • Irchester Bridge Junction • Kelmarsh Interchange • Kislingbury Interchange • Lincoln Road Interchange • Little Irchester Junction • Lumbertubs Way Interchange • M40 J11 • Naseby Interchange • Orton Roundabout • Queen Eleanor Interchange • Raunds Island • Rothersthorpe Interchange • Rothwell Grange Junction • Rothwell Lodge Junction • Skew Bridge Roundabout • Stanwick Roundabout • Thorpe Interchange (Peterborough) • Thorpe Wood Interchange • Thrapston Interchange • Wansford Interchange • Watford Crossroads • Weedon Crossroads • Welland Road Roundabout • Wicksteed Park Interchange • Willby Way Roundabout • Wothorpe Junction
RoadsA1 • A1(M) • A1/Peterborough - Blyth • A1073 • A1109 • A1119 • A1125 • A1127 • A1139 • A1179 • A1260 • A14 • A15 • A16 • A361 • A41/Bicester - Solihull • A413 • A421 • A422 • A425 • A4256 • A427 • A428 • A43 • A4300 • A4304 • A45 • A4500 • A4501 • A4508 • A47 • A5 • A5/Crick - Tamworth • A5/Friars Walsh - Stony Stratford • A5/Stony Stratford - Crick • A5001 • A5002 (Northamptonshire) • A5028 (Northamptonshire) • A506 (Hockliffe - Northampton) • A5076 • A508 • A5080 (Northampton) • A509 • A5095 • A510 • A5101 • A5123 • A5128 • A5193 • A5199 • A6/Bedford - Kettering • A6/Kettering - Leicester • A6003 • A6013 (Kettering) • A6014 • A604 • A605 • A6086 • A6098 • A6116 • A6118 • A6183 • A6900 • B1081 • B1162 • B1165 (Eye - Crowland) • B1380 (Peterborough) • B1443 • B1524 • B4031 • B4036 • B4037 • B4038 • B4525 • B4538 • B526 • B5323 • B5346 • B5347 • B5348 • B5385 • B5386 • B5387 • B5388 • B566 • B567 • B568 (Leicester - Northampton) • B569 • B570 • B571 • B572 • B573 • B573 (Wellingborough) • B574 • B575 • B576 • B645 • B6481 (Corby) • B662 • B663 • B664 • B664 (Corby) • B664 (Irthlingborough) • B665 • B666 • B667 (Islip - Stanion) • B669 • B670 • Central Area Distributor Road • E05 • E106 (Northampton - Leeds) • E13 • E15 • E24 • E28 • E31 (via Carlisle) • E31 (via Newcastle) • E33 (London - Glasgow) • E33 (Northampton - Liverpool) • Ermine Street • Great North Road • Holyhead Road • Kislingbury Valley Way • Longest Lane • M1 • M100 • M40 • M45 • T1 (Britain) • T11 (Britain) • T12 (Britain) • T13 (Britain) • T15 (Britain) • T23 (Britain) • T45 (Britain) • T47 (Britain) • T48 (Britain) • Watling Street
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