Harpole, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire. The village stands 5 miles ENE from Weedon station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4 W by N from Northampton, and has a post office under Northampton; money order office, Bug-brook; telegraph office, Duston. The parish comprises 1943 acres; population, 910. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross yearly value, £350 with residence. Patron, Earl Fitzwilliam. The church is partly Norman, partly Early English. There are Baptist andWesleyan chapels, and an endowed school. Harpole Hall is a chief residence.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Harpole All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Northampton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1538.
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 is an edifice of stone in the Norman, Early English and later styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of three bays, aisles, south porch and a western tower with plain parapet, small crocketed pinnacles and a low pyramidal roof, and containing a clock and 5 bells. The clock in the tower was placed there in accordance with the provision of the will of Richard Scriven, who died 1841; he was a member of a family settled there since 1697; there are memorials to this family and the family of Manning in the chancel. The priest's doorway, south doorway and part of the chancel arch are Norman, and the west front of the tower has an Early English arcading over the doorway: there are 350 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Harpole from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Harpole (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 Harpole 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: