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Great Oxendon, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Oxendon, Great, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire. The village stands half a mile W of the Northampton and Market Harborough branch of the L. & N.W.R., 2½ miles S of Market Harborough, and has a station, jointly with Clipstone, on the railway, and a post office, of the name of Oxendon, under Market Harborough; money order office, Clipstone; telegraph office, Market Harborough. The parish comprises 1352 acres; population, 213. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £500 with residence. The church is aa ancient building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, N and S porches, and an embattled tower; contains an effigies of Lady Gorges, and stands a quarter of a mile from the village on the brow of a hill. There are a dissenting chapel and a parochial school. Morton, who wrote the " Natural History of Northamptonshire," was rector.

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 parishOxenden St. Helen 
Poor Law unionHarborough 

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

Church Records

The register of baptisms dates from the year 1597; marriages and burials, 1564., in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Church of England

St. Helen (parish church)

The church of St. Helen, on the brow of the hill, a quarter of a mile from the village, is an ancient building of stone, in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, north and south porches and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 5 bells: the north porch is used as a vestry.

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 Great Oxendon from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Great Oxendon 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 districtLE16
Post TownMarket Harborough