NN14 (Desborough) area guide
The NN14 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Aldwincle, Barnwell, Brigstock, Broughton, Buccleuch, Clopton, Cranford, Cransley, Denford, Denford Ash, Desborough, Dryden, Geddington, Glendon, Grafton Underwood, Great Addington, Isham, Islip, Kettering, Little Addington, Little Cransley, Loatland, Loddington, Lowick, Lyveden, Mawsley, Newton, North, Northamptonshire, Orlingbury, Orton, Pipewell, Pytchley, Queen Eleanor, Ringstead, Rothwell, Rural East, Rushton, Slade, Slipton, St Giles, St Mary's, Stanion, Sudborough, Thorpe Malsor, Thorpe Waterville, Thrapston, Titchmarsh, Tresham, Trinity, Twywell, Welland, Woodford.
Desborough’s history can be tracked back over 4000 years to the Bronze Age. The Desborough Mirror, now part of the British Museum’s collection, was unearthed in the area and dates back to the Bronze Age. It is an outstanding example of Celtic art, made in bronze and decorated in ‘La Tene’ style. The Mirror contains intricately interwoven spirals, loops, and swirls.
St. Giles Church, built around 1225 AD, is probably on the site of an earlier Saxon church and within the church are relics of the town’s history. In the 17th century the town developed as a spinning and weaving centre and using local wool and flax, the town’s factories produced fine cloth and linen until the mid 19th century. Silk weaving then developed in a Paddock Lane factory.
The population of Desborough is approximately 35,546 with a median age of 40 years old. The average price value for a three bedroom property is about £139,000, and for a four bedroom property it is about £203,000, both of which are below the national average. One of the most expensive streets to live on is Church Walk with an average property value of £526,700. One of the least expensive streets to live on is Stanton Close with an average property value of £53,200. The most residential street in the area is High Street which is home to about 590 residents and has an average property value of £97,200 to £313,100. Detached houses are the most common type of property in this district, making up 41.73 per cent of the total. This is an area with a high proportion of property suitable for families with children.
Desborough has some restaurants that are readily available such as The Serina, The White Orchid, Covatis Restaurant, and The Royal Bengal Tandoori Restaurant. Some enjoyable bars and pubs in the area are The George, The Oak Tree, The Briars Kettering, The Wheel and Compass and The Royal George.
Another interesting attraction about this area is the Rothwell Arts and Heritage Centre located at 14-16 Bridge Street. The centre is a lively institution, managed and run by local residents and volunteers, that celebrates the heritage and arts scene of the community.
There are also a number of primary, secondary, and special schools. Some of the primary schools are Geddington Church of England Primary School, Brambleside Community Primary School, and Grange Community School. Some of the secondary schools are Montagu School, Brooke Weston CTC, and Ise Community College.