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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Radston St. Lawrence|
|Poor Law union||Brackley|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Radston (St. Lawrence))
- 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 Radstone 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: