New signs put up to mark boundaries of Northampton’s Boot and Shoe Quarter

Cllr David Mackintosh and Cllr Tim Hadland at the sign in Lower Mounts
Cllr David Mackintosh and Cllr Tim Hadland at the sign in Lower Mounts

New signage has been put up in The Mounts area of Northampton to mark the boundaries of the town’s Boot and Shoe Quarter.

The predominantly Victorian buildings in The Mounts were the historic core of Northampton’s boot and shoe industry and the new signs mark the importance of the heritage of the town.

The signs are at the corner of St Michael’s Road and Lower Mounts, Raglan Street and plans for a third location are currently underway.

Councillor David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: “The boot and shoe industry is an important part of Northampton’s heritage which has contributed so much to the town’s economy and continues to do so today.

“The Boot and Shoe Quarter is rich in history with many of the factories connected with the shoe or leather trades now listed as being of architectural or historic importance and so it is fitting that we mark the quarter with these new signs.”