Brigstock, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Brigstock is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire. Stanion is a chapelry of Brigstock.

Alternative names: Brigstock with Stanion

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1641
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Grafton Underwood
  • Stanion
  • Lowick
  • Warkton
  • Aldwincle St Peter
  • Geddington
  • Great Weldon
  • Slipton
  • Sudborough
  • Benefield

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRIGSTOCK, a village and a parish in Thrapston district, Northampton. The village stands on an affluent of the river Nen, near Rockingham forest, 6 miles NNW of Thrapston r. station, and 7½ NE of Kettering. It has a post office under Thrapston, and fairs on 25 April, 4 Sept., and 22 Nov.; and was once a market-town. The parish comprises 5,900 acres. Real property, £8,114. Pop., 1,159. Houses, 266. The property is divided among a few. Brigstock Park belonged formerly to the Montagues. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Stanion, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £236. Patron, the Duke of Cleveland. The church is partially Norman, and good; and there are Independent and Primitive Methodist chapels, an endowed school with £20 a year, and charities £65.

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


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