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Cotterstock is a village in the county of Northamptonshire in southwest England . It lies on the banks of the River Nene , which crosses the city of Peterborough in a north-easterly direction after 25 km and flows into the North Sea in The Wash Bay . The nearest larger town is Oundle 4 km to the southwest.

In 1991 the population in the parish Cotterstock consisted of 119 people, 50 of them in the village itself; by the middle of 1995 the population had risen to 133 people, 56 of them in the village of Cotterstock.


Cotterstock is mentioned in the Imperial Land Register of England from 1086 ( Domesday Book ) with the name Codestoche . In the summer of 1736 traces of a Roman-British villa are discovered when the mosaic stones of a large mosaic pavement are uncovered during plowing. During the extremely dry summer of 1976, the location of the villa was re-mapped when the imprints of walls were visible in aerial photographs on three fields . A soil density survey was carried out in 1992 and 1993 over a total of ten days in order to precisely localize and analyze the data from the aerial photographs. A total of 19,140 soil density values ​​are precisely measured at meter intervals.

The church of St Andrew ( Church of St Andrew ) is located in the eastern part of the village, bordering the river Nene. It dates from the late 12th century, the main expansion period was in the 13th and 14th centuries, and the church was last restored and enlarged in 1876.

The manor house at Cotterstock Hall was built in 1658, remodeled in the early 18th century, and added the main staircase in the 19th century . The poet and playwright John Dryden was a frequent visitor to the mansion and likely stayed in the southwest mansard of the house. The old mill from the early 19th century is also of interest .

In the parish of Cotterstock, twenty buildings are listed as of "particular architectural or historical interest", sixteen of them in the conservation area in the eastern part of the village around the church and the country house. Three trees in and around the village are under special protection.

Cotterstock was the birthplace of John Graves Simcoe , the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada from 1791 to 1796, who was born here on February 25, 1752.


Cotterstock is a street village with Cotterstock Hall in the center and St Andrew's Church in the east of the village. Cotterstock also has a community hall.

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Coordinates: 52 ° 30 ′  N , 0 ° 28 ′  W