Collingtree, a parish in Northamptonshire, on an affluent of the river Nen, near the Northampton Canal, 1½ mile NE of Blisworth station on the L. & N.W.R., and 3¼ miles S of Northampton. It has a post office under Northampton; money order and telegraph office, Blisworth. Acreage, 688; population, 224. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net yearly value, £408 with residence. The church is in the Saxon style, and has a tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel. Collingtree Grange is a chief residence.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Collingtree St. Columbus|
|Poor Law union||Hardingstone|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1787.
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
St. Columba (parish church)
The church of St. Columba is a building of stone, of early date, consisting of chancel, nave with clerestory, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 4 bells: the chancel retains a piscina, and a brass inscribed to Horatio, a younger son of Colonel Henry Woodhouse, of the ancient family of Woodhouse of Waxham in Norfolk, and rector of this place nearly 37 years, who died 27th May, 1679: the church was restored in 1891, when a stained east window was erected in memory of the late Pickering Phipps esq. M.P., J.P. d. 1890, and a clock provided, the whole cost being defrayed by members of the Phipps family: there are sittings for 120 persons.
There is a Wesleyan Methodist chapel.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Collingtree from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Collingtree (St. Columbus))
- 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 Collingtree 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: