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Woodford cum Membris, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Woodford-cum-Membris, a parish, with the village of Woodford Halse and West Farndon and Hinton hamlets, in Northamptonshire, 8 miles from Daventry. It is an important junction on the M.S. & L.R. extension line to London, and is 1½ mile E from Byfield station on the East and West Junction railway. It has a post and money order office at Woodford Halse under Byfield (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Byfield. Acreage, 2806; population, 527. Woodford Manor belongs to the Earl of Ellesmere, West Farndon Manor to the Cartwright family, and Hinton Manor to the baronet family of Knightley. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £183 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, which was restored in 1878, is an edifice of stone in the Early English style. It has a brass of 1400, and some good stained windows. There are Moravian 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 parishWoodford All Saints 
Poor Law unionDaventry 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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Land and Property

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