Syresham, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire, The village stands 4 miles NE of Brackley, and 3 SE from Helmdon station on the Banbury and Blisworth section of the L. & N.W.R. It carries on lace-making and boot and shoe making; and has a post office under Brackley; money order office, Silverstone; telegraph office, Helmdon. The— parish includes Crowfield hamlet, and comprises 3735 acres; population of the civil parish, 773; of the ecclesiastical, 734. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The manor belongs to the Mitchell family, and much of the land belongs to the Crown. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £18 8. The church is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, organ chamber, nave, aisles, a curious S porch, and" a low western tower with shingled spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school, and charities.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Syresham St. James|
|Poor Law union||Brackley|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Syresham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Syresham (St. James))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northamptonshire is available to browse.
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
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- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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