Delapre

DELAPRE, a hamlet, in the parish and union of Hardingstone, hundred of Wymmersley, S. division of the county of Northampton, 1¼ mile (S. by E.) from Northampton; containing 24 inhabitants. An abbey for nuns of the Cluniac order was founded in the reign of Stephen, by Simon Seinliz, Earl of Northampton, and dedicated to St. Mary: at the Dissolution it contained ten sisters, whose revenue was £119. 9. 7¼.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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