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Harrington, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Harrington, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire. The village stands 2½ miles SW from Desborough station on the M.R., and 7 NW from Rettering; has a post office under Northampton; money order and telegraph office, Relmarsh. The parish comprises 2593 acres; population, 176. It gives the title of Earl and Baron to a branch of the Stanhope family. The manor belongs to the Naylor family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £370 with residence. The church is Early English, cruciform, and good, and has a tower. The hamlet of Thorpe Underwood is partly in this parish and partly in the parish of Rothwell.

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 parishHarrington St. Peter 
Poor Law unionKettering 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1673., in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Church of England

SS. Peter and Paul (parish church)

The church of SS. Peter and Paul is a cruciform building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of three bays, aisles, transepts, south porch and a tower, with pinnacles, containing 6 bells. In the church is preserved a "vamping horn," one of three known to exist in England.

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 Harrington from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Harrington 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 districtNN6
Post TownNorthampton