Hargrave, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire. The village stands near the boundary with Beds and Hunts, 2½ miles E from Raunds station on the M.R., and 7½ SSE from Thrapston, and has a post office under St Neots; money order office, Rimbolton; telegraph office, Rannds station. The parish comprises 1429 acres; population, 236. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross-yeariy value, £60 with residence. The church is of the 13th century, and consists of nave, chancel, aisles, and north transept, with tower and spire. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hargrave All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Thrapston|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1572.
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
All Saints (parish church)
The church of All Saints, restored in 1869, is a small but picturesque edifice of stone, dating from the 13th century, and consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, north transept, south porch and a western tower, with broach spire, containing 4 bells; the tenor is mediæval and dedicated to St. Anthony: the stained east window, a memorial to Mrs. Baker, was erected in 1884: there is a runic cross, erected by the Baker family in 1898 to the late Rev. R. S. Baker B.A. rector 1865-97.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hargrave from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Hargrave (All Saints))
- 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 Hargrave 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: