The village of Bugbrooke lies to the North of Towcester and West of Northampton and offers good access to the M1 motorway via junctions 15A and 16. It is a mile and a half from the A5 with access through Towcester to Milton Keynes, where there is an Intercity rail service. Facilities in the village include shops, public houses, a church, primary school and comprehensive school. Sporting facilities in the area include many village clubs including football, cricket and rugby and there is horse racing at Towcester and motor racing and golf at Silverstone. This is thriving village with excellent amenities and a really good community spirit.
There is a church, three pubs (The Bakers Arms, The Wharf and The Five Bells), a surgery, a primary school and also a large comprehensive school, Campion School, which serves Bugbrooke and a dozen nearby villages.
The village, named in the Domesday Book (1086) as Buchebroch, is situated on the Hoarestone Brook, which flows through the village from south to north. The name of the stream is supposed to be a corruption of Horse-stone, as an old packhorse route crossed the brook by a simple slab bridge just outside the village. When the stream was widened in the 1970s, the last of the mediaeval pillars was damaged beyond repair. The brook meets the River Nene near Bugbrooke Mill. The first mill on the site was established in 800 AD and by the time of the Domesday Book was the third-highest rated mill in England. It is now the site of Heygate's flour mill, whose large central tower can be seen for several miles around.
A major train track and canal run through Bugbrooke, and it is also not far from the M1, one of the busiest motorways in the United Kingdom. Bugbrooke is also the birthplace of the Jesus Army, which sprang out of the Baptist Chapel in the centre of the village, which it continues to use regularly.
Despite the western part of Northamptonshire being a relatively hilly part of the county, Northampton's Express Lift Tower can easily be seen from the more elevated parts of Bugbrooke, although the village is approximately five miles away from that landmark.
http://www.bugbrookelink.co.uk is the link to the village website where local activities and clubs provide activity and contact information.
Village Activities include:
The website provides other useful links to the local doctors surgery, pre-school to comprehensive education including Ofsted reports and school exam results, various local societies and village history.