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Rushden Town Information

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St. Mary's Church, Rushden - Photo © Colin Mitchell
St. Mary's Church, Rushden
Photo: Colin Mitchell CCL

Rushden lies in the east of Northamptonshire and developed since the late 19th century through the manufacture of footwear. The birthplace of the poet and novelist H.E. Bates (1905-74), creator of ‘Darlings Buds of May’, it has an impressive church spire. Rushden Hall stands in a public park and was originally the residence of John of Gaunt who acted as head of the government during the final years of the reign of Edward lll.