Northampton services

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Northampton Services
Rothersthorpe motorway services.jpg
The southbound services building.
Northampton services is located in Northamptonshire
Northampton services
Northampton services (Northamptonshire)
County: Northamptonshire
Road: M1
Coordinates: 52°12′33″N 0°56′41″W / 52.209201°N 0.944799°W / 52.209201; -0.944799Coordinates: 52°12′33″N 0°56′41″W / 52.209201°N 0.944799°W / 52.209201; -0.944799
Operator: RoadChef
Previous operator(s): Blue Boar
Previous name(s): Rothersthorpe Services
Date opened: 1978[1]
Website: RoadChef

Northampton services is a motorway service station off the M1 motorway and A43 interchange near Northampton. It is owned by RoadChef, and used to be called Rothersthorpe.


The now unused footbridge over the motorway

When first opened, Rothersthorpe Services (as it was then known) was located between junctions, an 'online' service area. However, in 1991 the Blisworth Bypass on the A43 was opened,[2] this linked into the M1 at the Rothersthorpe site, creating a junction surrounding the site.[3]

The footbridge was taken out of use in 2002 when the site was redeveloped, though it still remains in place.[1]


Northampton services are located at junction 15A of the M1 at a junction with the A43, because of the way the service area has evolved, it is possible to reach and exit the services without negotiating the main junction, but uniquely it is also possible to access the service area on the opposite carriageway legally.

The services are about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Northampton town centre and 65 miles (105 km) north west of London.



  • Costa
  • McDonald's
  • Fresh Food Cafe


  • WHSmith
  • Spar
  • Fone Bitz


  • BP
  • Ecotricity


  • Parking free up to 2 hours


  1. ^ a b Motorway Services Trivia - Northampton - Accessed 17 February 2009
  2. ^ Blisworth Bypass - Accessed 14 January 2009
  3. ^ Motorway Services Online - Accessed 14 January 2009
  4. ^ "Northampton". Retrieved 2016-07-22. 

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Next southbound:
Newport Pagnell
Motorway service stations on the
M1 motorway
Next northbound:
Watford Gap