Cold Ashby, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Cold Ashby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Parish church: 

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1710

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational 

Adjacent Parishes

  • Thornby
  • Welford
  • Winwick
  • Elkington
  • Sulby
  • Naseby

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHBY (Cold), a parish in Brixworth district, Northampton; 3½ miles S of Welford, and 5 SE of Stanford-Hall r. station. Post Town, Welford under Rugby. Acres, 1,940. Real property, £4,090. Pop., 446. Houses, 104. The property is subdivided. The place is a meet for the Pytchley hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £230. Patron, the Rev. W. Mousley. The church is tolerable; and contains tombs of the Langhams. A school has £23 from endowment, and other charities £20. Richard Knolles, born in 1543, the author of a History of the Turks, was a native.

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: Brixworth
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
Diocese: Peterborough
Rural Deanery: Haddon
Poor Law Union: Brixworth
Hundred: Guilsborough
Province: Canterbury