Denford, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Denford, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire, on the river Nen, 1 ½ mile S of Thrapston station on the L. & N.W.R. and M.R., with a post office under Thrapston ; money order and telegraph office, Thrapston. Acreage of the civil parish, 1755 ; population, 438 ; of the ecclesiastical, with Ringstead, 1325. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Ringstead, in the diocese of Peterborough; joint yearly value, about £130 with residence. The church is Early English, and has a tower and spire. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1597.


Churches

Church of England

Holy Trinity (parish church)

The church of the Holy Trinity is an ancient edifice of stone, chiefly in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, south porch and a western tower with spire containing clock and 6 light bells: the clerestory and some windows are of later date than the rest of the church: the chancel retains a piscina, and some good sedilia, above which there are three acoustic vases: the font consists of a plain octagonal basin on a square base: the church was reseated and thoroughly restored in 1864 at a cost of about £1,600, and the spire in 1897 at a cost of £21.


Civil Registration

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


Maps

Old maps of Denford are available on the old-maps.co.uk site, and a current map is available on the Streetmap.co.uk site.


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Northamptonshire papers online: