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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Brixworth|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1570.
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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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Faxton)
- 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 Faxton 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: