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Wilbarston, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Wilbarston, a parish, with a village, in Northamptonshire, 3 miles N from Desborough station on the main line of the M.R., and 5½ E of Market Harborough. It has a post and money order office under Market Harborough; telegraph office, Desborough (R.S.) Acreage, 2876; population, 516. The civil parish includes part of the hamlet of Pipewell. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The manor belongs to the Watson family. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Stoke Albany, in the diocese of Peterborough; joint net value, £190 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a tower with spire. There is a Congregational chapel.

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 parishWilbarston All Saints 
Poor Law unionMarket-Harborough 

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 districtLE16
Post TownMarket Harborough