The ridge on which present day Rothwell stands, overlooking the gentle Ise Valley, has witnessed the comings and goings of successive generations. By the Middle Ages, Rothwell or "Rowell" as it is known locally, was already a town of importance, dominating the then lesser settlement of Kettering (a state of affairs which persisted until the arrival of the railway at the latter). A charter, granted by King John in AD 1204 permitting a weekly market and annual fair, confirmed the trade. Both market and fair, called "Rowell Fair", takes place on Market Hill during the week following Trinity Sunday. The Fair is a very festive occasion with stalls and entertainment attracting visitors from far and wide. Early risers can hear the traditional Proclamation read by the Town's Bailiff at 6.00am outside the Parish Church on Trinity Monday.
Today, Rothwell is a bustling town of character with some 7,500 inhabitants. There are many active societies and clubs, a community centre and public library. Concerts are held from time to time in Holy Trinity Church, when audiences are entertained by a variety of musical talents and the church's renowned acoustics come into their own.
Update from the leader of North Northants Council - Bulletin 12
Posted: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:36 by Town Clerk
The Christmas tree is up and plans are being finalised for what promises to be a fantastic evening of Christmas cheer!! Join us at 6pm for our 'big switch on' with Town Mayor Cedwien Brown and Rothwell's very own Mr Barry Hale.
Posted: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:25 by Town Clerk
Update from the Leader of North Northants Council - Bulletin 11
Posted: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 10:54 by Town Clerk