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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Denford Holy Trinity|
|Poor Law union||Thrapston|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1597.
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.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Denford from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848
- Kelly's Directory of Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, and Northamptonshire, 1914
Online maps of Denford are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Northamptonshire papers online: