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Whiston, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Whiston, a village and a small parish in Northamptonshire, on the river Nene, 1½ mile SW of Castle Ashby and Earls Barton station on the Northampton and Peterborough branch of the L. & N.W.R., and 6½ miles E by S of Northampton. Post town, Northampton; money order office, Earls Barton; telegraph office, Castle Ashby. Acreage, 833; population, 67. The manor, with all the land, belongs to Lord Boston. Place House is alleged, but without any good evidence, to have been a residence of King John. The living is a rectory, with part of Denton annexed, in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £190 with residence. Patron, Lord Boston. The church is a building of stone in the Late Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a lofty embattled western tower.

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 parishWhiston St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHardingstone 

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

We have transcribed the entry for Whiston 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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DistrictSouth Northamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNN7
Post TownNorthampton