COTTON-FAR, a hamlet, in the parish and union of Hardingstone, hundred of Wymersley, S. division of the county of Northampton, ½ a mile (S.) from Northampton; containing 279 inhabitants. An hospital here, dedicated to St. Leonard, for a master and leprous brethren and sisters, is stated to have been founded by William the Conqueror, and was under the superintendence of the mayor and burgesses of Northampton. Its revenue, in the 26th of Henry VIII., was estimated at £12. 6. 8.