Cotterstock, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Cotterstock is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire. Glapthorn is a chapelry of Cotterstock.

Alternative names: Cotterstock with Glapthorn

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1631
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1701

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Glapthorn
  • Tansor
  • Southwick
  • Oundle with Ashton

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COTTERSTOCK, a parish in Oundle district, Northampton; on the river Nen, adjacent to the Northampton and Peterborough railway, 2 miles N by E of Oundle. Post town, Oundle. Acres, 690. Real property, £1, 445. Pop., 211. Houses, 43. The property is divided among a few. Cotterstock Hall belonged to Norton, the friend of Dryden; was the place where that poet wrote his “Fables,” and spent the two last summers of his life; and belongs now to the Berkeleys. Tesselated pavements and other Roman antiquities have been found. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Glapthorn, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £105. Patron, Viscount Melville. The church was made collegiate in 1339; has stalls and a canopied brass: and is good. Charities, £5.

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


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


  • 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: Willybrook
  • Province: Canterbury