Rothwell

Rothwell

Rothwell

Rothwell is one of those towns that is preserved by it’s bypass, in this case the A14 which removes all passing traffic from the town. It now stands again peacefully above the River Ise. In it’s centre a series of fine buildings which surround the market square which was given it’s charter by King John in 1204. The earliest is the parish church of Holy Trinity – the longest church in the county with a majestic tower which until 1660 supported a spire. The Norman building here was transformed in the later medieval period to one of great gothic beauty. It’s strangest element is the Charnel House in it’s crypt which still contains a mass of arranged bones. If you approach the church from the west you walk up a tree lined street with a particularly handsome 18...

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