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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Harrington St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Kettering|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1673.
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
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Harrington (St. Peter))
- 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 Harrington 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: