Borough Council of Wellingborough

Parish and town councils

Earls Barton

Four miles south west of Wellingborough, Earls Barton ("Earls" from its long association with the Earls of Northampton and Huntingdon - Castle Ashby, one of their ancestral homes is just across the River Nene - and "Barton" from "Beretun", a Saxon word indicating a barley-growing region) is famous for its remarkable eighty-foot late Saxon church tower.  In 1970 visitors came from all over the world to attend the millennium celebrations. 

Traditional industries included cloth fulling, rushmat and lace-making, hide-tanning and the boot and shoe industry - still flourishing in the village.

Download the parish councillors' register of interest forms for Earls Barton.