Spotlight on: Fremeaux Terrace, Kingsthorpe

Friday, 20 September 2019

A property with a rich family history is on the market for the first time in its history.

4 Fremeaux Terrace offers an exciting opportunity to own a piece of Northampton’s famous shoe making history, available on the open market for the first time, the property has recently been sympathetically renovated. The terrace, made up of five homes, was built in 1904 of the Arts and Craft style of the time. It was built for and lived in by the Barltrop family, owners of Tricker’s, one of England’s most iconic and longstanding shoemakers. Tickers are renowned for quality shoes and are particularly popular for heavy country boots and shoes- selling frequently to farm and estate owners, in addition to the landed gentry. Founded by Joseph Tricker in 1829, R.E. Tricker Ltd continues to maintain their reputation for outstanding manufacturing quality today. A traditional family business, it is believed that 7-year-old Walter James Barltrop- eventually the son-in-law of founder Joseph Tricker, made his first boots!

Linking together the history of the house to its owners’ business interests, the terrace features the same materials as were used in the construction of the Tricker’s factory, in 1904. For example, the lead lined windows to the front of the property match those in the factory, located at 56-60 St. Michael’s Road, Northampton, where shoes and boots continue to be made by Tickers today.

To read more of the story of Tricker’s, visit their website and the story of their company: Tricker’s / Our Story.

For further information, or to arrange a viewing of this property, please contact our Northampton office on: 01604 823456.