Paulerspury is a small village approximately convert|3|mi|km|0 south of
Towcesterand convert|8|mi|km|0 north of Milton Keynesalong the A5 roadwhich follows the course of the Roman Roadof Watling Street, in South Northamptonshire, England, UK. Paulerspury is a parish together with the villages of Pury Endand Heathencote.
The village is mentioned in the
Domesday Bookas Paveli's Peri - a reference to orchards in the area and the lord of the manor Paveli. It was the birthplace in 1761 of William Carey, son of a weaver, who first established the Protestantmission in India.
Paulerspury has known significant historical events. Although the site of the final battle of
Queen Boudiccais not confirmed, one of the three locations believed most likely is Cuttle Mill in Paulerspury. During Elizabethantimes, the lords of the manor, the Throckmortons cite web|title = 1960's guide to Towcester and surrounding rural area|url = http://northamptoncastle.homeip.net/towcester/books/guide/book.htm|accessdate = 2008-08-22] .
* [ ] became prominent nobles, and local legend has it that the Queen and her favourite
Sir Walter Raleighstayed in the village (which led to the marriage of Bess Throckmorton to Sir Walter). The restored church has a Normanfont and displays good Early English work. The effigies of Sir Arthur Throckmorton (1626) and his lady lie on a long tomb. There are also two rare wooden figures, representing Sir Laurence de Paveley (1329) and his wife.
During the industrial revolution, little industry developed in the area, it mostly being an agricultural community, and the main produce other than agriculture was
lace. This led to an impoverished community as lacemaking was superseded by mass produced textiles. This is in stark contrast to the village of today, which is a wealthy commuter village for Milton Keynesand London.
Paulerspury has a school, a pub, the Barley Mow, a restaurant, the Vine House, is the home of the Grafton Hunt, and the headquarters of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club.
The village has an elected Parish Councilcite web|title = Paulerspury Parish Council Website|url = http://www.paulerspury.org|accessdate = 2008-08-22] .
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