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Thrapston Town Information

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Church of St. James at Thrapston - Photo © Will Lovell
Church of St. James at Thrapston
Photo: Will Lovell CCL

Tranquil Thrapston lies at the crossroads of two Roman roads and a crossing over the River Nene. It has long been an important market town and was granted a charter by King John as long ago as 1205. Located on the edge of Rockingham Forest, it has a number of lakes offering visitors plenty of opportunities for sailing and fishing.

Buried in the 13th century parish church of St James is Mary Washington, an ancestor of the first American president, George Washington. The church also contains a stone tablet bearing the arms of Mary’s husband, Sir John Washington. The design of the USA’s national flag, the Stars and Stripes, is based on the tablet.