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Croyland Gardens

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Croyland Gardens
Website:
http://www.wellingborough.gov.uk/in...
Street:
Tithe Barn Road
ZIP:
NN8 1BN
City:
Wellingborough
State:
Northamptonshire
Country:
United Kingdom

Description

Welcome to Wellingborough

Wellingborough is a market town and borough in Northamptonshire, England, situated 11 miles from the county town of Northampton. The town is situated on the north side of the River Nene, most of the older town is sited on the flanks of the hills above the river's current flood plain. Due to frequent flooding by the River Nene, the town was mostly built above the current level of the flood plain. Originally named "Wendelingburgh", the settlement was established in the Saxon period and is mentioned in the Domesday Book under the name of "Wendelburie". The town was granted a royal market charter in 1201, by King John of England.

 

Croyland Gardens, is situated outside the 16th Century Croyland Abbey and Croyland Hall and in the grounds of the Wellingborough Zoo Park, which closed down in 1970.  The area is marked as a public realm space for improvement and is used in recent years to host the Wellingborough Medieval Festival in June.

 

GETTING THERE:

CAR:

Postcode for Satnav NN8 1NB (Tithe Barn Road). Approach from M1 J14 on A509. Follow A509 (signed for Wellingborough then Town Centre) for 16 miles. At roundabout junction with A5193 London Road take 2nd exit onto A5193 London Road. Tithe Barn Road is 1 mile further on left.

TRAIN:

Nearest Station is Wellingborough (East Midlands Trains) – 30 minute walk (see below) from site.

BY BUS:

Using on foot directions below the 25 minute walk along Midland Road and be avoided by catching a number 44 or 45 bus from a B bus stop at the station.

ON FOOT:

From Wellingborough Station. Leave station and walk for 25 minutes down Midland Road following pedestrian signs for town centre. When Midland Road becomes one way continue on for a further 250m then turn left onto Market Street. Follow Market Street for a further 100m past the Last Orders public house. At the end of Market Street cross the Sheep Street and use pedestrian access along Burystead Place to access Tithe Barn Road and then site.

 

 

 

   
 
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