Furtho, a parish in Northamptonshire, on Watling Street, near the river Ouse and the boundary with Bucks, 2 miles NW of Stony Stratford, and 2 W from Casttethorpe station on the L. & N.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Potterspury, under Stony Stratford. Acreage, 693; population, 29. A village was here in the time of James I., but has disappeared, and the parish now consists of a farmhouse and two or three cottages. Part of Old Stratford is within the limits. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross yearly value, £143. Patron, Jesus' College, Oxford. The church is a building of stone, and has an embattled western tower. The parish has an endowment derived from land of about £450, which is applied to the apprenticing of poor children of Lower Heyfordy Northampton, St Giles, Stone, Stony Stratford, and Weedon.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Furtho St. Bartholomew|
|Poor Law union||Potterspury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1695.
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. Bartholomew (parish church)
The church of St. Bartholomew is a building of stone, consisting of chancel and nave and an embattled western tower containing one bell: the chancel retains a piscina; the church appears to have been built in 1620, but the chancel is older; it was thoroughly restored in 1870 at a cost of £100, defrayed by the trustees of Arnold's charity.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Furtho from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Furtho (St. Bartholomew))
- 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 Furtho 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: