Tourist Information in Northamptonshire
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Market Harborough Town Information




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This hugely attractive Leicestershire town, blessed with an unusually wide main square, has been a key market centre since the early part of the 13th century. Despite industrial growth, there are still many fine Georgian buildings here. The most famous is the town’s old timbered grammar school. Built by Robert Smythe in 1614 it is raised above wooden pillars so that pedestrians can walk beneath it.

The Church of St Dionysius dates back to the 13th century and has a broach spire so typical of spires in Northamptonshire. The town pioneered the making of liberty bodice undergarments in the early part of the 20th century.

Market Harborough Main Street - Photo © Colin Smith
Market Harborough Main Street - Photo: Colin Smith CCL