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Plumpton, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishPlumpton St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionTowcester 

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

Church Records

The register of burials dates from the year 1682; baptisms, 1749; marriages, 1754., 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.

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 Plumpton from the following:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Northamptonshire papers online:

DistrictSouth Northamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNN12
Post TownTowcester