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Welton, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Welton, a parish, with a village, in Northamptonshire, 2 miles N from Daventry, and with a station 2 miles NE on the main line of the L. & N.W.R. It has a post office under Daventry; money order and telegraph office, Daventry. Acreage, 1976; population, 412. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor, with Welton Place, standing in a park of 40 acres, belongs to the Clarke family. A tunnel, 1½ mile long, here connects the Grand Junction Canal with the Oxford Canal. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £170 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, vestry, and western tower with pinnacles. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishWelton St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionDaventry 

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.

Directories & Gazetteers

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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 districtNN11
Post TownDaventry