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Great Creaton, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Creatou, Great, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire, 2 miles WNW of Brixworth station on the L. &N.W.R.,. and 8 NNW of Northampton, with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Northampton. Acreage, 1312; population of the civil parish, 317; of the ecclesiastical, 285 The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. The income is derived from 150 acres of glebe, with residence. The church is a small building of stone in the Early English style. There is a Congregational chapel.

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 parishCreaton St. Michael 
HundredGuilsborough 
Poor Law unionBrixworth 

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


Church Records

The register of baptisms dates from the year 1688; marriages and burials, 1695.

Ancestry.co.uk, in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Churches

Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is a small edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, north porch and a western tower with pinnacles containing 4 bells: in 1888 an organ chamber and organ was erected on the south side of the chancel at a cost of £200: about 1898 the interior of the chancel was refurnished in oak by William Musgrave Wroughton esq, from designs by the late Sir A. Bloomfield, at a cost of about £300: in 1905 the organ was enlarged, at a cost of £100, and two memorial windows erected to Mrs. Barbara Constance Cazenove and Mrs. Leila Evelyn McLaren: the church will seat 200 persons. In 1906 a piece of land was given by William Musgrave Wroughton esq. for the enlargement of the churchyard.


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 Great Creaton from the following:


Land and Property

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

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