Cransley, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Cransley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Other places in the parish include: Little Cransley.

Alternative names: Great Cransley

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706

Nonconformists include: Protestant Dissenters and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Walgrave
  • Kettering St Peter and St Paul
  • Mawsley
  • Loddington
  • Old
  • Broughton
  • Thorpe Malsor

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CRANSLEY, a parish in Kettering district, Northampton; near the Bedford and Leicester railway, 3 miles SW of Kettering. It includes the hamlet of Little Cransley; and has a post-office under Wellingborough. Acres, 2, 510. Real property, £3, 934. Pop., 350. Houses, 76. The property is subdivided. Cransley House is the seat of J.Rose, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £78. Patron, W. S. Rose, Esq. The church has a tower and spire, and is good. There is an endowed school with £26 a year.

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 Archdeaconry of Northampton
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Rothwell
  • Poor Law Union: Kettering
  • Hundred: Orlingbury
  • Province: Canterbury