Cottingham, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Cottingham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Other places in the parish include: Middleton.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1574
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Rockingham
  • East Carlton
  • Beanfield Lawns
  • Wilbarston
  • Bringhurst, Leicestershire
  • Great Oakley
  • Corby

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COTTINGHAM, a village and a parish in Kettering district, Northampton. The village stands near the river Welland, and the boundaries with Leicester and Rutland, 2½ miles SW of Rockingham r. station, and 8¼ N of Kettering. The parish includes also Middleton township; and its post town is Rockingham, under Leicester. Acres, 3, 286. Real property, £6, 780. Pop., 1, 139. Houses, 240. The property is subdivided. Cottingham House is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £426. Patron, Brazenose College, Oxford. The church is good; and there are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, a national school, and charities £43.

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: Kettering
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Weldon
  • Poor Law Union: Kettering
  • Hundred: Corby
  • Province: Canterbury