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Irchester is a village in the County of Northamptonshire. It is about 2 miles south-east of Wellingborough and 2 miles south-west of Rushden. The settlements of Little Irchester and Knuston also lie within Irchester Parish. Its population is now over 4,900 residents living in over 2,050 households.

The nearest motorway is the M1 - junction 15, approximately 13 miles down the A45. The A6, A14 and M6 are also all within close range of the village. Since Irchester Railway Station closed in 1965, the nearest station is based in Wellingborough, approximately 2 miles away. The main bus service serving Irchester is the X46 operated by Stagecoach, connecting the village with other local towns and villages. The nearest passenger airport is Luton, about 30 miles south, although there is an Aerodrome 10 miles north-west at Sywell.

There’s a local playgroup which meets at the Village Hall in School Road and a local Primary School, nearby in School Lane. The school has around 330 pupils of mixed gender with an age range of 4 to 11 years. The nearest secondary school is situated in the village of Wollaston, which provides a private bus service to the village every morning and afternoon for pupils.

The village contains a Health Centre, Car Repairs Garage, Car Sales Garage, a Pharmacy, a Library and a Post Office. Local amenities include a Co-operative supermarket, two pubs, a fish & chip shop, Chinese and Indian takeaways.

Irchester boasts a local football team, Irchester United, currently playing in the United Counties League Premier. A local Bowls Club, known as 'The Romans'. A Local Cricket Club, participating in the Northamptonshire Cricket League, and Irchester Players which is an Amateur Dramatic Society putting on a variety of performances, including shows, musicals and pantomimes, at Parsons Hall.

The village has a large Country Park created by opencast ironstone quarries which were allowed to revert to a wilder landscape after they were worked out some decades after the war. The removal of the ironstone and some of the limestone that overlaid it have lowered the landscape, though this is not particularly apparent except near the vehicle entrance. The park offers immature woodlands (planted around 1965) and grassy meadows with trails around the park. A children’s play area and Café are also available at the park.

Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is based in the local Country Park alongside a 250-metre long demonstration track. It features a selection of working steam and diesel locomotives among over 40 items of rolling stock.

Local Schools

  • Irchester Primary School
    www.irchester.northants.sch.uk/pages/aboutus.html
    Although Irchester does not have a Secondary School, it is in the main catchment area for Wollaston Secondary School which runs a bus service between the neighbouring villages.

Supermarkets

Doctors’ Surgery

Library

Leisure Centres

  • Although Irchester does not have its own Leisure Centre, the nearby towns of Wellingborough and Rushden offer amenities to suit the needs of everyone. Rushden contains both Splash Leisure Pool and Pemberton Leisure & Conference Centre and Wellingborough boasts Weavers Leisure Centre, Redwell Leisure Centre and Waendel Leisure Centre.

Hospitals

  • Kettering General Hospital
    Rothwell Road, Kettering, NN16 8UZ
    www.kgh.nhs.uk
    01536 492000
  • Northampton General Hospital
    Cliftonville, Northampton, NN1 5BD
    www.northamptongeneral.nhs.uk
    01604 634700
  • Isebrook Hospital – Wellingborough
    Irthlingborough Road, Wellingborough
    www.nhs.uk
    01933 440099

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