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Roade is situated to the north-east of Towcester and straddles the main A508 road between Northampton and Old Stratford.  It is well placed for access to the M1 at junction 15 and for Inter-city train services at Milton Keynes (London Euston 40 minutes).  There is a comprehensive school in the village, together with a range of shops and takeaways. The village is also home to the Roade House Restaurant and Hotel, a public house and Church of England Church. There is a community orchestra and choir, football, bowls and cricket clubs and several other community activities all of which can be found on their website

Roade Primary School

The early years of education are a vital time of learning and development for your child. We ensure that basic skills and knowledge in reading, writing, numeracy and investigating are thoroughly covered and we also ensure we respond to the needs of a rapidly changing world. We keep fully up to date with new technology and we have invested a great deal in computer equipment to provide children with the latest resources available. We place great emphasis on healthy lifestyles, keeping fit and caring for the environment

Village History

The medieval parish of Roade also included Ashton and Hartwell, extending in total to about 4,500 acres. The three communities were assessed together to the lay subsidy of 1301 as the 'vill of Roade with members', although households in Ashton and Hartwell were distinguished from those in Roade itself. In the early 16th century the church at Ashton, which had hitherto been a chapelry of Roade, was made a rectory and the church at Roade reduced to the status of a chapel whose minister was a perpetual curate, known from the mid 19th century as a vicar. The other chapel in the medieval parish, at Hartwell, remained a perpetual curacy until it was united with Ashton in 1925. In 1987 the livings of Ashton with Hartwell and Roade were themselves united.  The common fields of the three townships remained intermixed until an award was made in 1819 under an Act of 1816 to in close Roade and Ashton and also effect some exchanges involving land in Hartwell, whose own open fields were not enclosed until 1828.

The Elisabeth Woodville School

People and relationships are at the heart of all that they do. Experiences outcomes and preparation for a life well lived at the heart of all the discussions, planning and actions. They aim to create an environment where the students are happy and secure, grow in self-confidence, thrive academically. They want the students to leave us well-prepared for future study, successful employment and able to play a full and confident part in society both locally and globally.

Bumble Bees Pre-School (Roade)
Hartwell Road

The Roade Medical Centre

The Roade Medical Centre is now a fully equipped Medical Centre with several Doctors and Nurses taking care of in region of three thousand patients. Over the years it has increased in size and has expanded its range of services to the community.

Roade Parish Council

PO Box 847

Roade Post Office

7 High Street


Northampton, United Kingdom


Roade Tennis Club

The tennis club is situated next to the Village Hall just off the A508, they have 3 tarmac hardcourts in excellent condition and are available for use all year round to members.
The club house has changing rooms as well as a kitchen, the courts are situated directly in front of the club house. The backing onto the clubhouse is a large grass playing field and trees.

Roade Tennis Club

Bailey Brook Road



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