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Rothwell Preservation Trust

We are the Charity dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the historic buildings in the English town of Rothwell, Northamptonshire. Our Trust was launched at a Public Meeting in Rothwell on 24 October 1985.

The proposal to formally establish the Trust received enthusiastic local support. The ultimate goal of our Trust is the preservation and restoration of the beautiful historic buildings of Rothwell.

The original vision, designed by William Grumbald for Sir Thomas Tresham
and completed by JA Gotch (minus the roof!)

In particular, the Trust has responsibility for Rothwell’s iconic Market House. It is more than 450 years old and is unique to our town. As it stands at the centre, everyone in Rothwell knows and loves it. Currently, the Trust is very concerned about the condition of its roof, which leaks and needs replacing. Given that the Market House is a Grade I listed building, this is an expensive and time-consuming task. In June 2024, the building was formally granted ‘Heritage at Risk’ status and added to the UK’s ‘At Risk Register‘.

The Trust is determined to ensure that our iconic Market House is restored to a condition to ensure it lasts (at least) another 450 years and is currently undertaking applications for Grants and considering a series of local fundraising events. See our Latest News page and subscribe below to be kept up to date with our progress.

Our Properties

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Take a bird’s eye tour of the Market House!

Our Trustees

The Trust would be nothing without its Trustees and they give their time freely and are unpaid. Everyone on the Board is local to Rothwell and knows the town and its history well.

A Word from our Chair, Matt Garner

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