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Weedon Leys, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Weedon Leys, a parish, with a village and two hamlets, in Northamptonshire, 7 miles N by S of Towcester, and 3 N of Wappingham station on the Northampton and Banbury Junction railway. It has a post office under Towcester; money order office, Culworth; telegraph office, Towcester. Acreage, 2304; population, 397. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to All Souls College, Oxford. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £450 with residence. Patron, King's College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient cruciform building of stone consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a central embattled tower. The hamlet of Milthorpe adjoins the village, and that of Weston is about half a mile W. Weston House is an ancient mansion of stone standing in grounds of 8¼ acres. The manor house is a chief residence. There is a Baptist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthamptonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWeedon-Loys St. Peter and St. Mary 
HundredGreens-Norton 
Poor Law unionTowcester 

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


Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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