Pury End is a hamlet of approximately 100 houses situated just of the A5 some 3 miles south east of Towcester. There is a village shop. Pury End is half a mile from the village of Paulerspury where the facilities include a Church, public house, restaurant and hotel. Towcester offers day to day shopping facilities whilst Milton Keynes, some 10 miles to the south, has one of the largest shopping complexes in Europe. There is a good, fast rail service from Milton Keynes to London Euston (40 minutes) and the A5 road gives easy access to the major road network. Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Farthingstone, horse racing at Towcester, hunting with the Grafton and motor racing at Silverstone. http://www.puryend.co.uk
The Parish of Paulerspury technically lies astride the modern day A5 trunk road which runs from London to Wales. The settlement probably grew as a staging post along the important Roman road "the Watling Street" (now the A5). Six hundred years after the fall of Roman Britain, Paulerspury is mentioned and described in Domesday book. At the time called "Pirie" (and variously elsewhere described as Paveli's Pery - a reference to one of the principle products of the village - which was eventually to be shortened to Paulerspury.
In Elizabethan times, the village of Paulerspury was important because the Lord of the Manor, Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, was a principal advisor to Queen Elizabeth. Sir Nicholas's sister, also named Elizabeth, was involved in famous gossip by scandalously marrying the Queen's favourite, Sir Walter Raleigh, in secret and without first getting the monarch's permission.
During World War II, the small hamlet was hit by a stray bomb. Several houses were damaged – the Manor Farm, "Little Farm", the Bricklayers' Arms pub and the Primitive Methodist Chapel (now known as "Old Chapel Cottage").
Within the Village Information page, there is also the Stagecoach 89 bus timetable, which runs through the village between Milton Keynes and Northampton, calling at Stony Stratford, Towcester & Potterspury
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