East Farndon, Northamptonshire
Farndon, East, a parish in Northamptonshire, on the Grand Union Canal, 2 miles SSW from Market Harborough station on the L. & N.W.R. and M.R. Post town, Market Harborough; money order and telegraph office, Market Harborough. Acreage, 1538; population, 244. A mineral well is here called Caldwell Spring. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £520 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Oxford. The church is an ancient building of stone partly in the Decorated style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||East Farndon St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Market-Harborough|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1502.
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. John the Baptist (parish church)
The church of St. John the Baptist is an ancient edifice of stone, partly in the Decorated style and consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, south aisle, vestry, north porch and an embattled Western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock and 4 bells, rehung and a fifth added in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee in 1897 of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for East Farndon from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Farndon, East (St. John the Baptist))
- 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 East Farndon 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: