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Little Addington, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Addington, Little, a parish in Northamptonshire, immediately S of Great Addington, and also near Ringstead railway station. Post town, Thrapston; telegraph office, Irthlingboro; money order office, Woodford. Acreage, 1143; population, 298. The manor belonged anciently to Sulby monastery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; net yearly value, £220. The church is a small but ancient building in the Early English style, and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishLittle Addington St. Mary 
Poor Law unionThrapston 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1588., in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is a small but ancient building in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, north and south porches and an embattled western tower with spire, containing 3 bells; the chancel is separated from the nave by an oak screen: there is a piscina in the north aisle, and an aumbry and piscina in the south aisle: the north porch is vaulted, and has a parvise above: the interior was thoroughly restored and re-seated in the year 1857.


Wesleyan chapel

There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 Little Addington from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Little Addington 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:

DistrictEast Northamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNN14
Post TownKettering