Braunston, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Braunston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Other places in the parish include: Little Braunston.

Alternative names: Brandestone

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ashby St Ledgers
  • Barby
  • Staverton
  • Daventry
  • Willoughby
  • Welton
  • Wolfhampcote

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRAUNSTON, or Brandestone, two villages and a parish in Daventry district, Northampton. Braunston village stands at the junction of the Oxford and the Grand Junction canals, 3½ miles NW of Daventry, and 4 SSW of Crick r. station; and has a post office‡ under Rugby. Little Braunston village stands ½ a mile to the E. Braunston parish comprises 3,930 acres. Real property, £8,399. Pop., 1,228. Houses, 283. The property is much subdivided. The Grand Junction canal here passes through a tunnel 1½ mile long. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £837. Patron, Jesus' College, Oxford. The church was rebuilt in 1849. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, an endowed national school, and charities £296. Bishop Reynolds was sometime rector.

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


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