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Preston Deanery, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishPreston-Deanery St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionHardingstone 

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

Church Records

The register of baptisms dates from the year 1676; marriages, 1670; burials, 1679., 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.

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 Preston Deanery from the following:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

DistrictSouth Northamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNN7
Post TownNorthampton