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Desborough Town Information

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This small market town prospered as a spinning and weaving centre in the 17th century using local wool and flax. Yet it has a long, illustrious history dating back into prehistory. Bronze Age urns have been found here while the so-called ‘Desborough Mirror’ is now in the British Museum. At 13th century St Giles Church is part of an Anglo-Saxon stone cross and a Tudor rood screen. The Old Manor House was reputedly owned by one of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators.

Rushton Hall - Photo © Kate Jewell
Rushton Hall - Photo: Kate Jewell CCL