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Radstone, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Radstone, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire, 2¾ miles N of Brackley station on the Banbury and Bletchley section of the L. & N.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Brackley. Acreage of parish, 1315; population, 116. The manor, with all the land, belongs to Merton College, Oxford. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £141 with residence. Patron, Merton College, Oxford. The church is an ancient building of stone in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, S porch, and a western tower; it has a Norman font.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthamptonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishRadston St. Lawrence 
HundredKings-Sutton 
Poor Law unionBrackley 

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


Church Records

The register of burials dates from 1566; baptisms, 1568; marriages, 1666.

Ancestry.co.uk, in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Churches

Church of England

St. Lawrence (parish church)

The church of St. Lawrence is all ancient edifice of stone, in mixed styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch and a low western tower, with saddle-back roof, containing 2 bells: the lower part of the tower is Early Norman, circ. 1150; the middle stage Early English, circ. 1250, and the upper part Decorated, circ. 1370: the nave and aisle are also Decorated, except the west window of the aisle, which dates from 1375: the east window and one other are stained: the font is Norman: there are 120 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 Radstone from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Radstone 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
CountyNorthamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtNN13
Post TownBrackley