Ringstead, a large village and a parish in Northamptonshire. The village stands on the river Nene, adjacent to the Northampton and Peterborough branch of the L. & N.W.R., on which it has a station, 2 1/2 miles S by W of Thrapston, and has a post and money order office under Thrapston; telegraph office, Rands, and a temperance and lecture hall, which was erected in 1861. The parish comprises 2021 acres; population, 887. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. Boots and shoes are manufactured. A Roman camp is at Mill Cotton, and Roman coins and other relics have been found there. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Denford, in the diocese of Peterborough ; joint net value, £200 with residence. The church is a building in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, N and S porches, and a western tower with spire. There is a Baptist chapel.