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Everdon, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Everdon, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire, on a head stream of the river Nen, 3 miles WSW from Weedon station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4 SSE from Daventry. The parish includes the tithing of Little Everdon, and the hamlet of Snorscomb. It has a post and money order office under Daventry; telegraph office, Weedon. Acreage, 2557; population, 497. The manor belonged once to Bernay Abbey in Normandy, and was given, in the time of Henry VI., to Eton College. Everdon Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £418 with residence. Patron, Eton College. The church is partly Decorated English. There is a Congregational chapel, which has a small endowment.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthamptonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishEverdon St. Mary 
HundredFawsley 
Poor Law unionDaventry 

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


Church Records

The parish registers date from the year 1558, but are missing from 1637 to 1683.

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


Churches

Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is a spacious building of stone in the Decorated style, and consists of chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles, north and south porches, and a western tower with pinnacles containing a clock and 5 bells, recently repaired and dating from 1625-35: the beautiful south porch and doorway afford a rich example of the Decorated period: the chancel was partly restored and a new east window inserted about 1860, and is divided from the nave by a fine carved oak screen: there are tablets on the north wall to the Rev. George Rowney Green A.M. fellow of Eton College and 25 years rector of this parish, d. 19 April, 1860; Eleanor, his wife, d. 22 Aug. 1873; and to Charles Phillpotts Green R.N. their youngest son, d. off Rio de Janeiro, 27 March, 1851; also to John Hayes A.M. 17 years rector here, ob. 1806: in the south aisle is a monument with arms to Thomas Spencer esq. ob. 17 Aug. 1576, and Dorothy, his wife, daughter of Sir William Spencer, kt. ob. 14 Sept. 1575, erected by their daughter and co-heiress, Susannah Temple, in 1606: in the same aisle is a modern brass to David Richard St. Paul esq. J.P., D.L. of Everdon Hall, d. 28 Feb. 1886, erected by his three children: in 1891-92 the church was thoroughly restored and reseated with open oak benches, under the superintendence of Messrs. Bodley and Garner, architects, of London, and in 1906 a stained east window was presented by H. Hawkins esq. of Everdon Hall, as a memorial of Queen Victoria, and a new organ was also placed in the church: in 1912 an oak lectern and fald-stool were added: there are 400 sittings.

Congregational

Congregational chapel

The Congregational chapel, erected in 1813, is a plain edifice of brick, endowed with the interest on £500, left by Mr. William Folwell.


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 Everdon from the following:


Land and Property

Everdon Hall, a substantial mansion of brick, situated amid beautiful scenery, was built by the late General Doveton.

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


Maps

Online maps of Everdon are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

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

DistrictDaventry
CountyNorthamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtNN11
Post TownDaventry