Thrapston Heritage

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Thrapston Heritage


Where the past meets the present!

Thrapston Band in Market Square

Thrapston Heritage

About Thrapston Heritage

Thrapston Heritage is an online archive containing documents, photos and historical information about Thrapston and other local villages. Thrapston has a late Bronze / early Iron Age ringworks, possibly a mini hill-fort, dating from around 700 – 800 BC which was partially excavated in the 1990s. Thrapston is situated near to the crossing of two significant roman roads and it possible that there may have been a minor settlement near to the river. As the many housing estates within the town has been developed, several Roman artefacts have been found such as a vase, many coins and a Roman glass and pottery kiln.

In 1205 Baldwin de Vere, the Lord of the Manor, requested the permission of King John to hold a market in the town every Tuesday. King John awarded the market charter in return for two palfreys (small riding horses) and they are now represented on Thrapston’s civic badge and flag. The Charter is still celebrated in June every year, when the annual ‘Charter Fair’ is held on the High Street which is closed to traffic for most of the day.

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How to get here

Orchard Way, Thrapston, NN14 4RE

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