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Chelveston cum Caldecot, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Chelveston-cum-Caldecot, a parish in Northamptonshire, near the river Nen and the L. & N.W.R., 3 miles W of Higham-Ferrers station, and 6½ S of Thrapston. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Higham-Ferrers. Acreage, 1806; population, 401. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Higham-Ferrers, in the diocese of Peterborough; joint net yearly value, £235. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Norman and Early English styles. There are almshouses and an endowed school.

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 parishChelveston St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionThrapston 

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

Church Records

The register, including Caldecott, dates from the year 1723., in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Church of England

St John the Baptist (parish church)

The church of St. John the Baptist, situated in a field quite away from the village, is an edifice ef stone in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower at the north-east angle containing 5 bells and a clock, erected in 1867 at a cost of £86: the exterior of the tower, the walls of which are five and a half feet thick, exhibits traces of Norman work: the pulpit and desks are richly carved and in the south wall, close to the pulpit, is a piscina: an interesting Early English window, discovered in the chancel, was restored by the late Mrs. Jane Harriet Wise: the church was restored about 1850.

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 Chelveston cum Caldecot from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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