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 church: 

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1570
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1698

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Adjacent Parishes

  • Glapthorn
  • Aldwincle St Peter
  • Great Weldon
  • Brigstock
  • Deene
  • Pilton
  • Oundle with Ashton
  • Apethorpe with Woodnewton

Historical Descriptions

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 –


County: Northamptonshire
Civil Registration District: Oundle
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Peterborough
Rural Deanery: Oundle
Poor Law Union: Oundle
Hundred: Polebrook
Province: Canterbury

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