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Faxton, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Faxton, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire, 2½ miles E from Lamport station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4¼SSW of Rothwell. Post town, Northampton; money order and telegraph office, Rothwell. Acreage 1851; population, 46. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the rectory of Lamport, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church, which is a small building of stone, contains a fine monument to Sir Augustine Nichols, who died in 1616.

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 
Civil parishLamport 
Poor Law unionBrixworth 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1570., in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Church of England

Chapel of St. Denis (parish church)

The chapel of St. Denis is a plain and low building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave and aisles, and a bell-cote on the western gable, containing 2 bells: it contains a fine monument to Sir Augustine Nichols kt. justice of the Common Pleas and Chancellor to Charles, Prince of Wales, afterwards Charles I.; he was born at Ecton in 1559, and was sometime resident here, but died August 3rd, 1616, whilst on the summer circuit at Kendal, in the parish church of which he was buried and where there is another monument to him, restored in 1815, and bearing a similar inscription.

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 Faxton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Faxton 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: