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Farthingstone, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Farthingstone, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire, 3- miles SSW from Weedon station on the L. & N.W.R., and 5½ SW by S from Daventry. There is a post office-under Weedon; money order and telegraph office, Weedon. Area of parish, 1805 acres; population, 308. A double-ditched camp, of 13 acres, with lofty keep and mount, is on the brow of a hill, was found on excavation to have two-vaulted rooms, one over the other, and bears the name of Castle-Dykes. Another ancient camp, of 7 acres, is within the parish. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £150 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Peterborough. The church is an ancient building-of local ironstone in the Gothic style. There is a Baptist chapel.

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 parishFarthingstone St. Mary 
Poor Law unionDaventry 

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


A cemetery was formed in 1908 and is under the control of the Parish Council.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1538., in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is an ancient building of local ironstone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, small north transept, south porch and a western tower with pinnacles containing 5 bells and a clock: it was restored and reseated in 1852; in 1874 a vestry was added on the north side and the chancel restored: the stained east window was presented by Miss Grant, of Litchborough, in memory of her father and brother: on the walls are tablets to the Rev. John Gibson D.D. rector, 1720-30, and provost of Queen's College, Oxford, d. 1 or 5 Sep. 1730; the Rev. Amos Westoby M.A. nearly 30 years rector of this parish, 1843-73, d. 21 April, 1873, and Sophia, his wife, d. 1861, and to Thomas Horn, "citizen and citty bricklayer of London," d. 5 Sept. 1704: there are 250 sittings.

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 Farthingstone from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Farthingstone 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:

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNN12
Post TownTowcester