Byfield (Holy Cross)
BYFIELD (Holy Cross), a parish, in the union of Daventry, hundred of Chipping-Warden, S. division of the county of Northampton, 7¼ miles (S. W. by S.) from Daventry; containing 1079 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the borders of Warwickshire, which partly bounds it on the north; and consists of 2962a. 16p., the surface being generally level, and the soil of full average fertility. It is crossed from south to north by the road from Banbury to Daventry. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £28; net income, £917; patrons, the President and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Oxford: the tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1778.