Haddon, East (St. Mary)
HADDON, EAST (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Brixworth, hundred of Newbottle-Grove, S. division of the county of Northampton, 7½ miles (N. W.) from Northampton; containing 616 inhabitants. This place is mentioned in Domesday book under the names Eddone and Hadone; it then belonged to the Earl of Morton, and among the families who have subsequently held the lands, may be named the family of St. Andrew, of whom notice occurs in the reign of Edward I. The parish is situated near the road from Northampton to Dunchurch, and comprises by computation 2570 acres, of which about 100 are woodland, and the rest arable and pasture in nearly equal portions. The scenery is pleasingly diversified, and the views are extensive; the soil is in general rich, and the wood consists of oak, ash, and elm, with a few firs and larches. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £5; present net value, £149: the presentation is vested in Lord Clifden, H. B. Sawbridge, Esq., and Ashford Sandford, Esq. The vicarial tithes were commuted for 90 acres of land and for money payments, in 1773: there is a glebe-house. The church consists of a nave, south aisle, tower, and porch, in the perpendicular or later English, and a chancel in the decorated, style. A school is supported by the principal landed proprietor, and the parish, and about 80 children are instructed on the national system. The Independents have a small meeting-house.