Barnwell is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Northamptonshire, created in 1821 from Barnwell All Saints Ancient Parish and Barnwell St Andrew Ancient Parish.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1558
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707
Separate registers exist for Barnwell St Andrew
- Parish registers: None
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1701
- Luddington with Hemington
- Stoke Doyle
- Oundle with Ashton
- Thorpe Achurch with Lilford
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BARNWELL-ST. ANDREW, a village and a parish in Oundle district, Northampton. The village stands adjacent to the Peterborough railway, 2½ miles SSE of Oundle; and has a station, of the name of Barnwell, on the railway, and a post office, of the name of Barnwell-St. Andrew, under-Oundle. Its name is alleged to be a corruption of "Bairn's well" and is said to have arisen from an old superstitions belief, that some wells in the neighbourhood had a miraculous efficacy to cure the diseases of children. The parish comprises 1,740 acres. Real property, £2,339. Pop., 240. Houses, 50. The property is divided among a few. A castle was erected here, in 1152, by Reginald le Moine, and passed to the family of Montague; and the ruin of it, comprising a quadrangular court, with massive circular towers at the corners, and a grand gateway on the south side, is an interesting specimen of early Norman castellated architecture. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Barnwell-All-Saints, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £303. Patron, the Duke of Buccleuch. The church is early English, and has a tower and spire. An hospital for the poor, founded in the time of James I., has an income of £316; and other charities have £195.
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 - Archive.org
Civil Registration District: Oundle
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Oundle
Poor Law Union: Oundle
Hundred: Huxloe; Polebrook