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Astwell, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Astwell, a hamlet in Wappenham parish, Northampton, on an affluent of the river Tove, 6 miles NNE of Brackley. It consists of a few farmhouses. Selina, Countess of Huntingdon, was born here in 1707.

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 
Civil parishWapenham 
Poor Law unionBrackley 

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

Church Records, in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Astwell from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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