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Wollaston, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Wollaston, a parish, with a village, in Northamptonshire, on the river Nene, 2¼ miles SSW of Wellingborough station on the L. & N.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Wellingborough. Acreage, 3045; population, 1905. There is a parish council consisting of thirteen members. The manor belongs to the Hill family. Boot and shoe making is carried on to a considerable extent, and rush mats are made from the rushes which grow in the Nene and neighbouring streams. Wollaston Hall is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £247 with residence. The church, of 15th century date, is a large building, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, N transept, N and S porches, and a central tower with octagonal broach spire. It has been partly restored. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishWollaston St. Mary 
HundredHigham-Ferrers 
Poor Law unionWellingborough 

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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DistrictWellingborough
CountyNorthamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtNN29
Post TownWellingborough