Corby, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Corby, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire. The village stands on an affluent of the river Nen, 7 ¼ miles NNE. of Kettering, and has a station on the M.R., and a post and money order office under Kettering ; telegraph office, Weldon.. The parish comprises 2640 acres; population, 845. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; value, £270. Patron, the Countess of Cardigan. The church is ancient. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels.. Ironstone in large quantities is mined in this parish.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Northamptonshire
Ecclesiastical parish Corby St. John The Baptist
Hundred Corby
Poor Law union Kettering

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


A cemetery of 2 acres and 2 poles was formed in 1899, at a cost of £895, and contains a mortuary chapel.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1684.


Church of England

St. John the Baptist (parish church)

The church of St. John the Baptist is an ancient building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, south porch and a western tower with spire containing a clock and 4 bells: the church was restored in 1902 at a cost of £4,400, the Rev. T. G. Clarke M.A. and Mrs. Clarke contributing £2,500; the restoration included the removal of the west gallery and the building of a new north aisle; a new carved oak roof was also erected, the windows repaired and two stained glass windows presented by Mrs. Barwell Ewins and Mrs. Hales, of Corby: an organ was provided in 1903 at a cost of £420, defrayed by the rector and Mrs. T. G. Clarke.


Congregational chapel

There is a Congregational chapel.


Wesleyan chapel

There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Corby from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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