Ashton, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Ashton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Parish church: 

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1682
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Roade
  • Hartwell
  • Grafton Regis
  • Salcey and Hartwell Lodges
  • Stoke Bruerne
  • Quinton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHTON, a parish in Potterspury district, Northampton; on the Northwestern railway and the Grand Junction canal, near Salcey forest and the Blisworth tunnel, 1½ mile SSE of Roade r. station, and 7 S of Northampton. Post Town, Roade under Northampton. Acres, 1,290. Real property, £1,787. Pop., 374. Houses, 84. The property is divided among a few. The inhabitants have a right of common in Salcey forest. The living is a rectory in the dio. of Peterborough. Value, £275. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good; and there are Baptist and Methodist chapels, and charities £20.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Kelly Post Office Directory of Northamptonshire 1869 - Google Books

Kelly Post Office Directory of Northamptonshire 1885 -


County: Northamptonshire
Civil Registration District: Potterspury
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
Diocese: Peterborough
Rural Deanery: Preston
Poor Law Union: Potterspury
Hundred: Cleley
Province: Canterbury