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Far Cotton, many years ago a village in its own right, is a district of the Englishmarker county town of Northamptonmarker.

Far Cotton is due south of the town centre, beyond Cotton Endmarker - hence the 'Far', and south of the River Nenemarker. It is roughly rectangular in shape with the river and canal forming its northern boundary, the railway is western edge; with the A5076 ring road to its south and the A508 road and Delapré Abbeymarker's park to its east. Administratively Far Cotton is in the Parish of St Mary and the Borough of Northampton.

Far Cotton expanded with the arrival of the railway at Northampton in the first half of the nineteenth century; the original line was entirely south of the Nene while the medieval town was north of the river. As part of the regeneration of the town, overseen by the West Northamptonshire Development Corporation, many brownfield sites in Far Cotton are undergoing redevelopment in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

Notable residents

Chief Inspector Walter Dew, who was involved in the hunt for both Jack the Ripper and Dr. Crippen, was born in the village in 1863.

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