Place:Ringstead, Northamptonshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.364°N 0.562°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England
See alsoThrapston Rural, Northamptonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Oundle and Thrapston Rural, Northamptonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
East Northamptonshire District, Northamptonshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Ringstead is a small village and civil parish in Northamptonshire, England approximately 15 miles north-east of Northampton. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 1,428 people.

The River Nene runs directly past the village in a series of locks. During the 1980s, major sand and gravel excavations took place all around Ringstead leaving many man-made lakes and islands. There is a local primary school situated next to St Mary's church, which is host to the famous Ringstead flower festival. Ringstead was the birthplace of Alfred Roberts, the father of Margaret Thatcher.

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