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Alderton, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Alderton, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire, near Watling Street, the Tove river, and the Grand Junction Canal, 3½ miles W of Roade station on the L. & N.W.R., and 3½ SE of Towcester, which is the post town and the telegraph office; money order office, Paulerspury. Acreage, 882; population, 123. Lace-making is carried on. The living is a rectory, annexed to Grafton-Eegis, in the diocese of Peterborough; joint gross yearly value, £262 with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor. The church is modern, and in the Perpendicular English style. The Duke of Grafton is lord of the manor and chief landowner.

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


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

Ancient CountyNorthamptonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishAlderton St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionPotterspury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1597., in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Church of England

St. Margaret (parish church)

The church of St. Margaret, rebuilt, with the exception at the tower, in 1848, is an edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a low embattled western tower containing 5 bells: on the north wall of the chancel is a small brass with inscription in Latin to Thomas Hasilrige, 1655; the east window is stained, and there is a memorial window on the south side to the Rev. Barwick John Sams M.A. rector 1837-85, presented by his daughter in 1886: there are 160 sittings.

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 Alderton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northamptonshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Alderton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

DistrictSouth Northamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNN12
Post TownTowcester