Visit Wellingborough and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, stands at the junction of the Rivers Ise and Nene. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book, was granted market rights by King John in 1201, and for a short while became a spa when it was visited by Charles I and Queen Henrietta in 1628.
In Sheep Street and High Street are many old buildings and a l5th-century stone-built tithe barn. There are two old inns: the Hind and the Golden Lion, which has a minstrels' gallery. Cromwell stayed at the Hind on his way to Naseby during the Civil War.
At the end of High Street, by Broad Green, are the Manor and Hatton House, and fine avenues of trees line the roads.
Wellingborough has a public school, founded in the reign of Richard II as a grammar school. Some of its old buildings remain near the church, and the present one is built in Queen Anne style of brick and stone.
There are two churches of note: All Hallows and St Mary's. All Hallows stands back from the street in a tree-shaded churchyard. Parts of it are 600 years old and it has a tower and a broach spire. The chancel, with its outstanding east window, is Decorated. The roof, screens and stalls with misericords, are all 15th-century. There are good, modern stained-glass windows by Piper, Home and Reyntiens.
The Victorian St Mary's Church was built by Sir Ninian Comper. It is very large and plain outside, but the interior is brilliantly coloured with a fine screen and, suspended above the nave, a large blue and gold painting of Christ in Majesty. The north chapel is attractive and the general impression is of light and spaciousness.
Nearby towns: Bedford, Higham Ferrers, Kettering, Northampton, Rothwell, Rushden, Sandy
Nearby villages: Earls Barton, Finedon, Great Doddington, Irchester, Little Harrowden, Raunds, Stanwick, Wollaston
Have you decided to visit Wellingborough or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Wellingborough bed and breakfast (a Wellingborough B&B or Wellingborough b and b)
- a Wellingborough guesthouse
- a Wellingborough hotel (or motel)
- a Wellingborough self-catering establishment, or
- other Wellingborough accommodation