Plumpton, a small village and a parish in Northamptonshire, 6½ miles W of Towcester, 10 S by E of Daventry, and 2 NE of Blakesley station on the East and West Junction railway. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Towcester. Acreage of parish, 894; population, 18. Most of the land belongs to Jesus College, Oxford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £37 with residence. Patron, Jesus College, Oxford. The church is a building of stone in the Late Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and an embattled western tower.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Plumpton St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Towcester|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register of burials dates from the year 1682; baptisms, 1749; marriages, 1754.
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
St. John the Baptist (parish church)
The church of St. John the Baptist, rebuilt in 1822, chiefly from the materials of a more ancient church, consists of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles containing one bell: on the south porch is a sun-dial: the church plate was presented by Horatio Moore esq. and his wife, and bears date 1693: there are sittings for 100 persons.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Plumpton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Plumpton (St. John the Baptist))
- 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 Plumpton 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: