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Whittlebury, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Whittlebury, a parish, with a village, in Northamptonshire, 3½ miles S by W of Towcester station on the L. & N.W.R. There is a post and telegraph office under Towcester; money order office, Silverstone. Acreage, 3243; population of the civil parish, 488; of the ecclesiastical, with Silverstone, 1613. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Duke of Grafton. Whittlebury Lodge is a large country mansion with a park of 630 acres attached. Sholbrook Lodge is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage, united with Silverstone, in the diocese of Peterborough; joint net value, £400. Patron, the Crown. The church is an ancient edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and an embattled western tower. It was restored in 1878. There is a Wesleyan 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 parishWhittlebury 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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Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSouth Northamptonshire
CountyNorthamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtNN12
Post TownTowcester