Clipston, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire. The village stands 1½ mile W of a station of its own name on the L. & N.W.R., and 4¼ miles SSW of Market-Har-borough, and has a post and money order office under Northampton; telegraph office, Kelmarsh. The parish comprises 1942 acres; population, 591. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net yearly value from 510 acres of land, £43 with residence. Patron, Christ's College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Decorated style. There are a Baptist chapel, an endowed free school, and some almshouses.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Clipston All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Market-Harborough|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1667.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.
Church of England
All Saints (parish church)
The church of All Saints is an ancient edifice of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of three bays, aisles, south porch and a western tower, with broach spire, containing a clock and 5 bells; the chancel was restored in 1884, and in 1885-6 the whole building was restored and refitted at a cost of £4,900: there are sittings for 300 persons.
There is a Baptist chapel here, founded in 1778, having sittings for 520 persons.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Clipston from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Clipston (All Saints))
- Kelly's Directory of Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, and Northamptonshire, 1914
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northamptonshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Clipston 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: