Irthlingborough is a small town on the River Nene in Northamptonshire, with a population of just under 7,000 residents; it is the smallest town in England to have possessed a League Association Football Team, Rushden & Diamonds.
The Parish Church, St Peter’s, has a lantern tower, an unusual feature for Northamptonshire churches; it was built to guide travellers across the Nene Valley in foggy weather.
The A6 used to pass through the town, but was bypassed in the 1930s to the north. The busy A45 is only moments away via the A6 and is a more dependable road than the A6, being less twisty and with fewer tractors!
The A45 leads on to either Northampton and then M1 or towards Peterborough and the A14. The A6 bypasses the town linking Irthlingborough to both Bedford and Kettering.
With Wellingborough Train Station only a few miles away, offering an easy commute into London St Pancras International in just over an hour, it’s the ideal location for those who commute to work. Bedford Train Station is also within easy reach at just under 30 minutes down the A6. Not forgetting Northampton Train Station, at just over 20 minutes down the A45, which links to a large variety of destinations across the country.
Whitworths, the home of baking and healthy snack company, is based in the town, starting in 1886 and employing over 300 people at the plant.
Sonifex, a manufacturer of radio broadcast products has been based in the town since its opening in 1969, with its research and manufacturing based on Station Road in the heart of Irthlingborough.
Dr. Martens also has a long history with the town as the manufacturer R Griggs head office was based in Irthlingborough from when it opened right up until its shoe & boot production moved to China in 2003.
"THE TEAM AT BARKER & SMART HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC. THEY HELPED ME SELL MY PROPERTY IN A MATTER OF WEEKS AND ASSISTED ME THE ENTIRE WAY THROUGH THE SALE "
- JILL HALES