Benefield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.
Other places in the parish include: Lodge in Rockingham Forest, Lower Benefield, Lower End, Upper Benefield, and Upper End.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1570
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1698
Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic
- Aldwincle St Peter
- Great Weldon
- Oundle with Ashton
- Apethorpe with Woodnewton
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BENEFIELD, a parish in Oundle district, Northampton; adjacent to Rockingham forest, 3 miles W of Oundle r. station. It consists of two divisions, called Upper End and Lower End, and embraces an extra-parochial tract in Rockingham forest; and it has a post office under Oundle. Acres, 5,100. Real property, £6,068. Pop., 527. Houses, 110. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to J. W. Russell, Esq. Nine holes, called the Swallows, occasionally suck up and absorb land floods. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £531. Patron, J. W. Russell, Esq. The church was recently restored, and is good. A school has an endowed income of £10, and other charities £33.
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