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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


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 
Poor Law unionWellingborough 

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 districtNN29
Post TownWellingborough