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Napton on the Hill, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Napton-on-the-Hill, a village and a parish in Warwickshire. The village stands on an eminence adjacent to the Oxford Canal, 1 mile SW by S of the junction of that canal with the Warwick and Napton Canal, 3 miles E of Southam, and 1½ mile from the Weedon and Reamington branch of the L. & N.W.R. It is a pleasant place commanding extensive views, was once a market-town, and has a post and money order office, of the name of Napton, under Rugby; telegraph office, Stockton. The parish comprises 4027 acres; population, 857. There is a parish council consisting of six members, and it sends two members to the district council. A large reservoir of the Oxford Canal is here. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £326 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is Early English; consists of nave, aisles, transepts, and chancel, with a tower; and was completely restored in 1861. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist 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 CountyWarwickshire 
Ecclesiastical parishNapton-on-the-Hill St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionSoutham 

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

Church Records

The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Napton on the Hill:


Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Napton on the Hill from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Napton on the Hill are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Warwickshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtCV47
Post TownSoutham