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Great and Little Weldon, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Weldon, Great and Little, a parish, with a village and a hamlet, in Northamptonshire, 8 miles WNW of Oundle, and 2½ E from Weldon and Corby station on the Nottingham and Kettering section of the M.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Wansford, and a fair on the Thursday after the second Sunday of July. Acreage, 3763; population, 759. The manor belongs to the Earl of Winchelsea. A Roman pavement, 100 feet by 50, and a great number of Roman coins were found at Chapel Fields in 1738, and vestiges of an ancient town are higher up the hill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Winchelsea. The church is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a western tower. There is a Congregational 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 parishWeldon St. Mary 
Poor Law unionOundle 

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Land and Property

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