Aldwincle (here called Aldwinkle) Northamptonshire birth-place of John Dryden, antique print. This steel engraved antique print, published in 1845, is from ‘Curiosities of Great Britain. England and Wales Delineated. Historical, Entertaining & Commercial, Alphabetically Arranged by Thomas Dugdale, Antiquarian. Assisted by William Burnett.’ (Dugdale was a professional artist, whilst Burnett was a civil engineer by profession.) Together they produced a series of steel engraved prints of English and Welsh architectural and topographical features, together with County Maps.
Aldwincle is a village and civil parish located in the district of East Northamptonshire. It is situated on a bend of the River Nene, 4 miles (6.4 km) to the north of Thrapston. In 1879, two ecclesiastical parishes, Aldwinkle All Saints and Aldwinkle St Peter merged after the parish church of the former was declared redundant in 1971. All Saints, a designated Grade I listed building, is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The village rectory was the birthplace of the English poet, John Dryden and English Civil War figure Charles Fleetwood.