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Bradlaugh Fields in Northampton lies between the Kettering Road to the south-east, St David’s allotments to the west and the formerly walled Moulton Park to the north. For nearly a hundred years until 1989 the ancient fields became the Northampton Golf Course and many of the bunkers are still visible today. When the Golf Club moved to Harlestone the land was threatened with housing development but was saved by local residents and bought by Northampton Borough Council (NBC) in whose ownership it remains today. The southern Hills and Hollows area, whose terrain reflects its use from medieval times for small-scale quarrying are managed as nature reserve by the local Wildlife Trust, as are the northern fields and meadows including Quarry Field where there used to be lime-kilns. The rare wild-flowers in these meadows were to have been designated as a protected Site of Special Scientific Interest and are of especial wildlife and conservation importance.

Bradlaugh Fields outlined

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