Rockingham, Northamptonshire

Rockingham is a village and civil parish in North Northamptonshire, England. It is close to the border with Leicestershire and Rutland, near to Great Easton and Caldecott and Corby. During the 2001 census, the parish's population was 115 people,[1] falling marginally to 113 at the 2011 Census.[2] The village is the site of Rockingham Castle and gives its name to Rockingham Forest and the title Marquess of Rockingham, but Rockingham Motor Speedway is in East Northamptonshire.[3]

Rockingham is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
Population113 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP8691
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Harborough
Postcode districtLE16
Dialling code01536
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°30′42″N 0°43′37″W / 52.5117°N 0.7269°W / 52.5117; -0.7269Coordinates: 52°30′42″N 0°43′37″W / 52.5117°N 0.7269°W / 52.5117; -0.7269


The village's name means 'Homestead/village of the people of Hroc(a)'.[4]

Rockingham was the site of a council convened by William II on 25 February 1095, intended to depose Anselm as Archbishop of Canterbury. The Lords Spiritual, led by the Bishop of Durham, fell in line with the king, arguing that Anselm's support of the French-backed pope Urban II against the imperial pope Clement III made him a traitor to the realm. The Lords Temporal demurred and supported Anselm, in the absence of any proof of felony.


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Rockingham CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 19 November 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  3. ^ Rockingham Motor Speedway: Getting to Rockingham Archived 3 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 19 November 2009
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External linksEdit

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