Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Cottesbrooke is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Alternative names: Cottesbrook

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1630
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1708

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Spratton
  • Hollowell
  • Lamport
  • Brixworth
  • Hazelbeech
  • Guilsborough
  • Naseby
  • Great Creaton

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COTTESBROOK, a parish in Brixworth district, Northampton; on an affluent of the river Nen, 2¾ miles WSW of Lamport r. station, and 3 NW of Brixworth. Post town, Lamport, under Northampton. Acres, 2, 780. Real property, £5, 387. Pop., 201. Houses, 46. The property is all in one estate. Cottesbrook House is the seat of Sir J. Langham, Bart. Traces exist of a small priory, which was a cell to Sulby abbey. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £400. Patron, Sir J. Langham, Bart. The church is good. An alms-hospital, founded in 1655, by John Langham, Esq., has £60 from endowment; and other charities £7.

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