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Slapton, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishSlapton St. Botolph 
Poor Law unionTowcester 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1573., 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.


Wesleyan chapel

The Wesleyan chapel here was erected in 1844.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Slapton from the following:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

DistrictSouth Northamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNN12
Post TownTowcester