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Oundle is an ancient market town on the River Nene in Northamptonshire, England, with a population of around 5,800. It is situated north of London and south-west of Peterborough. The nearest railway station is at Corby, west of Oundle.
Oundle was an urban district from 1894 until 1974. Since 1974 it has been part of the East Northamptonshire District.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Oundle from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles of 1887:
- "Oundle, market town, [parish], and township with ry. sta., Northamptonshire, on river Nene, 13½ miles SW. of Peterborough and 98 miles from London - parish: 5300 acres, population: 3073; township, population 2953; town: population 2890; [Post Office, Telegraph Office], 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. The name is a corruption of Avondale. In the vicinity are several mineral springs impregnated with iron; one of these sends forth a singular noise, which gives it the name of the "Drumming Well." Quantities of lace are made by the inhabitants."