Towcester Today

There is still plenty going on in Towcester.

Church of St. Lawrence

Our beautiful Norman church is well worth a visit. Descriptive leaflets have been produced detailing items of interest within the church building and in the churchyard, which is managed as a conservation area; these are available at the church.

Town Hall

This Italianate building, erected in 1865 as a Town Hall and Corn Exchange, forms the focal point of the Market Square.

Chantry House

Situated adjacent to the Town Hall, this building formerly housed the Grammar School founded by Archdeacon Sponne, the famous Towcester benefactor. The ridged garden wall and gate arch date back to the 15th century.

The Saracen’s Head

A typical coaching inn, the Saracen’s Head was built in the 16th century. Charles Dickens often stayed here and the inn is mentioned in the Pickwick Papers.

Riverside Walk

Landscaped footpaths lead alongside the Silverstone Brook and link the shopping area with the Towcester Centre for Leisure. A traditional children’s play area and skateboard park are located along the walk at the Recreation Ground, while older children may like to try the Adventure Playground near Sandyhome Road. Close to Buckingham Way is Nicholas Hawksmoor Pocket Park, a conservation area including a pond and meadow. The footpath network has been extended through Belle Baulk along the River Tove to the A5 junction with Old Tiffield Road, and links up with the footpath system in the Northampton Road development.

Towcester Cheesecakes

Don’t forget to try out local delicacy, available at Oliver Adams, and made to a traditional recipe unique to Towcester.

Towcester Centre for Leisure

Springfields, Towcester. Tel: (01327) 322480.
The Centre offers a range of facilities including a fully air-conditioned fitness studio, workout studio with sprung floor, creche, sports hall, 5-lane swimming pool and leisure pool with flume and wave machine. Also available is a Nordic sauna, steam room and relaxation area, tanning units and beauty therapy rooms, offering a range of treatments. Food is also available at a reasonable cost in our snack bar.

Towcester Racecourse

London Road, Towcester. Tel: (01327) 353414.
Towcester Racecourse is located on the A5 southern approach; race meetings are held from October to May, with Arab horse meetings in the summer. The Course has a Civil Marriage Licence and there are also conference and banquet facilities available.

Towcestrian Rugby Club

Greens Norton Road, Towcester. Tel: (01327) 350141.
Incorporates Tennis Club and Hockey Club as well, all of which cater for adults and juniors. Extensive pitches, a well-equipped clubhouse. The club enters league teams for rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis and children’s mini-rugby.

Towcester Junior Football Club

9-16 years Sunday League. Tel: (01327) 352065.

Youth Coffee Shop

A drop-in at Branson’s Lane, Towcester, held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

A5 Rangers Cycling Club

The cycling club meets weekly at their clubrooms on Watling Street. Tel: (01327) 352389.