Rushden – United Kingdom

  • 106 High St, Rushden NN10 0PQ
  • 73 High St, Rushden NN10 0QE
  • 14 Market Square, Higham Ferrers, Rushden NN10 8DJ


About Rushden

About 13 miles (21 km) east of Northampton, Rushden is a market town and civil parish in North Northamptonshire, England. Located 18 miles (29 km) north of Bedford, the parish shares a border with Bedfordshire.

Over 9 thousand acres make up the Rushden parish (36.42 km2). Rushden ranks as the sixth largest town in the county, with a population of 32,038 (Census 2021). With the addition of nearby Higham Ferrers, the total population of the metropolitan region rises to 40,865.

Rushden is located on the A6 roughly in the center of the distance between Bedford and Kettering. South of the city borders is Bedfordshire county, while to the north is the Nene River, which eventually empties into The Wash. Rushden is located in a narrow valley, and the Sidney Brook runs right through the middle of town. The stream was culverted in the late 1960s and early 1970s to reduce the risk of floods.  Rushden’s streets and roads spread out in the valley from any direction, with the steeple of St. Mary’s church visible over the town’s rooftops.

Wellingborough is represented in parliament by Peter Bone. For the purposes of both the District and Town Councils, Rushden has been split into five wards as a result of recent election changes. Changes include Rushden Spencer (now North), Rushden Hayden (now East), Rushden Bates (now South), Rushden Sartoris (now South), and Rushden Pemberton (now South) (formerly West). Before the town of Rushden became a part of East Northamptonshire in 1974, the town was governed by the Rushden Urban District Council, whose headquarters were located in the Council Buildings on Newton Road.

Hotels in Rushden

  1. Travelodge

Address: A45, Rushden NN10 6AP, United Kingdom

Universities in Rushden

  1. Tresham Centre

Address:  Eaton Walk, Rushden NN10 9SH, United Kingdom

  1. Moulton College

Address: Chelveston Rd, Rushden NN10 8HN, United Kingdom