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Home Close

Home Close Cottages
Home Close cottages belonged to the Rushden Hall Estate.

A new Scout Headquarters was built behind the site. The Scouts used the ground as an area to form-up before church parades or carnival and to practise marching.

The area now covered by Orbit Tyres was used as a bus park by United Counties, before they built a new depot in Newton Road.


The Rushden Echo and Argus, 18th November, 1949

Skinner’s Hill, Rushden has changed considerable since it presented this largely rural view, and the present parking place for buses is decidedly less picturesque than were the cottages where Samuel Knight was the principal character. Some features remain, however—the trees bordering Rushden Hall, the Claridge factory (right) and the building on the extreme left.

Home Close cottages

Skinner's farm oubuildings and slaughterhouse, with the gate across the lane to the Hall. The two cottages (rear view) off the lane are part of "Home Close" where Samuel Knight once lived. see Scout Headquarters.
another view
Outbuildings and park wall

Home Close
Sketch by ALS of the cottages in Home Close


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