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Greatworth, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Greatworth, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire, 2½ miles NNE from Farthinghoe station on the L. & N.W.R. and 4½ NW by N from Brackley. There is a post office under Banbury; money order office, Salgrave; telegraph office, Helmdon. Acreage, 882; population, 167. The manor belongs to Lieufc-CoL Sir Arthur Divett Hayter, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross yearly value,, £203 with residence. The church consists of nave and chancel, with an embattled tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel and some small charities.

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 parishGreatworth St. Peter 
Poor Law unionBrackley 

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

Church Records

The earliest register is that of marriages, dating from 1757; the registers of baptisms and burials date from 1790; the earliest register began in 1559, but was consumed in the fire at the Manor House in 1793., in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is a small edifice of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel and nave and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells, rehung in 1898 by Mr. T. Blackburn, of Salisbury, at a cost of £30: there is also a priest's bell; a partial restoration was carried out in 1882, at a cost of over £400, under the direction of Mr. H. R. Gough, architect, of London: there are now 120 sittings.


Wesleyan chapel

There is a Wesleyan chapel, erected in 1860 upon the site of a former building.

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 Greatworth from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Greatworth 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:

DistrictSouth Northamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtOX17
Post TownBanbury