Welcome to Rothwell Wiki
A collaborative encyclopedia of the history of Rothwell and its surrounding towns.
From the 11th Century until the 1970s, Rothwell was the home to Rothwell Castle, where three Kings visited and which was owned by John of Gaunt. An interesting and forgotten piece of history under constant change.
Accused multiple times of witchcraft, the story of Katherine Earle's life is filled with betrayal, jealousy and drunkenness! Containing knowledge passed down generations, this article is one our most interesting (and confusing!) reads.
In 1977, evidence of human activity in the 2nd-4th century was found on what is now Rothwell Country Park. Amongst the Roman-era finds were a human skull, a rare yew tree bucket, and a shoe specially made for someone with a foot injury.
Once a country house for Thorpe-on-the-Hill's local gentry, boasting "exceptionally fine decoration", Thorpe Hall is now at serious risk of falling into a perilous state of decay. Find out how this imposing building once looked and what its future may hold.