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Sywell, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Sywell, a parish, with a village in Northamptonshire, 5 miles W of Wellingborough, where there are stations on the L. & N.W.R. and M.R, It has a post office under Northampton; money order office, Mears Ashby; telegraph office, Moulton. Acreage, 2177; population, 232. The manor belongs to Lord Wantage. The village was rebuilt in 1861 by the late Lady Overstone. Sywell Hall is a good Elizabethan mansion of stone. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £363 with residence. Patron, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. The church is a building of stone in mixed styles. The chancel was rebuilt in 1862, and the remainder of the church was restored and partly rebuilt in 1870.

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 parishSywell St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionWellingborough 

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

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

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 Sywell from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNN6
Post TownNorthampton