Slapton, a parish, with a village, in Northamptonshire, half a mile NE of Wappenham station on the Northampton and Banbury Junction railway, 3¾ miles WSW of Towcester, and 7½ SW of Blisworth. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Towcester. Acreage, 658; population, 127. The manor belongs to the Amos family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £80 with residence. The church, dedicated to St Botolph, is a small edifice of stone in the Late Decorated style. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Slapton St. Botolph|
|Poor Law union||Towcester|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1573.
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. Botolph (parish church)
The church of St. Botolph is a small building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch and a low embattled western tower containing 3 bells: there is a piscina in the south aisle: in 1878-9 the tower was rebuilt, the nave and chancel restored, new tracery added to some of the windows, and the interior refloored and reseated at a cost of £910, under the direction of Mr. William White, architect, of London: the chancel was renovated in 1881 by the late Rev. Cornelius Ives M.A. rector of Bradden 1818-84: there are 107 sittings.
The Wesleyan chapel here was erected in 1844.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Slapton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Slapton (St. Botolph))
- 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 Slapton 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: