TIFFIELD is situated about 2 miles north-west of Towcester just off the A43 Northampton to Towcester Road and the A5. The larger town of Northampton is approximately 7 miles away. The village is well placed for the national road network with the M1 junction 15A about 5 miles away. The M40 can be accessed at junction 10 Brackley, or junction 11 Banbury. The A5 through Towcester gives access to Milton Keynes which has an Intercity rail service to London Euston (40 minutes). The village has a primary school, public house and Parish Church. Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Farthingstone and Whittlebury, horse racing at Towcester and motor racing at Silverstone. Beauty spots include Everdon Stubbs, Badby Woods and Silverstone Forest.
Tiffield is mentioned in the Domesday Book as a settlement called Tifelde. It was the combination of two Saxon settlements, administered by Ralph and William for the Earl of Moreton. Even in the time of Ralph and William (around 1086) there would have been a wooden church on the site of the present church.In 1250 work began on a stone church, under the direction of the Master of the Hospital of St John at Northampton, who now owned a good proportion of the land. The nave and the north aisle are the oldest parts of the building. By the time of Edward II (1307-1327) the Master of the Hospital had been declared Lord of the Manor of Tiffield and Rector of the Church. A Manor House existed on the site of Manor Farm. With the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII, the possessions of the Knights Hospitallers were granted to Sir Nicholas Throckmorton of Paulerspury.
Tiffield C of E School
A small rural village school and because of our size we are able to offer our children an excellent educational and emotional grounding.
The school prides itself on its friendly, family orientation, in which everyone knows each other and cares for each other within its Christian ethos. We are very proud of our children, who represent us very well when they go on to Sponne or Campion Schools.
The village is also very small and so some of the pupils live in the nearby villages or towns, including Caldecote, Dalscote, Greens Norton, Towcester and Northampton.
From January 2011 the school is part of a partnership with Stoke Bruerne and Whittlebury Primary schools under the leadership of one Head Teacher - Miss E. Bolger. This is a new venture in this area of Northamptonshire and promises to deliver new opportunities for the school.
The big event for 2009 was the completion of the new classroom build. This was a monumental feat, which culminated in a wonderful opening event in September 2009 and the classroom dedication service by the Bishop of Brixworth in November 2009. Take a look at the "New Classroom" tab for progress pictures of the build.
Everyone associated with the school is delighted with the new spacious, light and airy classroom, which replaces the
mobile classroom that dominated the front playground for 35 years.
The school has new laptops for the pupils, staff laptops, an overhead projector and interactive whiteboard, digital microscopes, digital cameras and various other ICT equipment for music and foundation stage constructive play.
Because the school has very small cohorts, the DfES does not make performance data publicly available. However, the school regularly achieves at or above the national average.
If you are considering registering your child at Tiffield School, please come and visit us so that we can show you the very many benefits that a small school with small class sizes can offer your child, both academically and socially.
Telephone / Fax - 01327 350325
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Teacher - Mrs. E Hollis
Chair of Governors - Mr. Martin Pringue
The George at Tiffield is an award winning traditional country pub located just 3 miles from the Roman town of Towcester 5½ miles from junction 15a M1 and 5½ miles from Silverstone, Northamptonshire.
As far as we can ascertain the pub’s bar area dates back to the 16th / 17th century, with a Victorian extension (the Top Room) and finally, in the 1980s, extra bar space which is now used as our games room (Northamptonshire Table skittles and darts) was created.
Voted Northants CAMRA Pub of the Season Spring 2008 we offer a well stocked bar including Cask Marque accredited real ales. Relax on the patio, in the beer garden or play French boules on our own floodlit piste during the summer and enjoy the glow of our wood burner in the bar during the winter and try your skill at Northamptonshire Table skittles.
Home prepared food made with locally sourced ingredients provides a menu sure to satisfy every taste and pocket.
Regular live music from open mic nights to acoustic evenings, special promotional nights, a fortnightly quiz, an annual Easter beer festival and October beer festival keep The George at Tiffield an interesting and welcoming traditional public house.
For more than 60 years Silverstone has carved its mark as one of the leading motorsport venues, creating a powerful heritage around the world. Internationally renowned as the host of world class events, Silverstone is also famed for its exhilarating driving experiences, sumptuous corporate entertainment and prestigious conference facilities.
With a recent investment of over £7.5million into the course and its facilities, Towcester Racecourse and Conference Centre, set in beautiful parkland overlooking the rolling Northamptonshire countryside, is truly one of the most picturesque racing venues in the country. Towcester Racecourse, one of Northampton shire’s most scenic venues offers beautiful parkland views and award winning stands that offer both style and elegance.
Towcester Leisure Centre
Towcester Centre for Leisure where you can swim, ride the flumes, surf the waves and work out all under one roof. The wide range of activities available ensures there is something for you - whatever your age or ability. Choose to train in the Competition Pool, learn to swim with a course of Swim Life swimming lessons, or simply make a splash in the Leisure Pool.
Whittlebury Golf Course
The prestigious Clubhouse of the Year Award 2007 was presented to Whittlebury Park Golf & Country Club at the annual awards ceremony held by the Mirror Publishing Group at The Warwickshire Golf Club in September 2007.