Preston Deanery, Northamptonshire
Preston Deanery, a parish in Northamptonshire, on an affluent of the river Nene, 3½ miles SE of Northampton, which is the nearest railway station. Post town and money order office, Northampton; telegraph office, Piddington. Acreage, 1475; population, 107. The manor belongs to the Singleton family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £132. The church is an ancient ivy-clad building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, 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||Preston-Deanery St. Peter and St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Hardingstone|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register of baptisms dates from the year 1676; marriages, 1670; burials, 1679.
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 an ancient building of stone, in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave and an embattled western tower containing one bell: the tower and body of the church are thickly covered with ivy; there are 100 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Preston Deanery from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Preston-Deanery (St. Peter and St. Paul))
- 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 Preston Deanery 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: