Crick, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Crick is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Yelvertoft
  • Watford
  • Kilsby
  • Winwick
  • Hillmorton

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CRICK, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district of Rugby and county of Northampton. The village stands near Watling-street, adjacent to the Union canal, 2 miles NE of the Kilsby tunnel of the North-western railway, and 6 ½ miles ESE of Rugby; and has a station, 3 miles distant, on the railway, and a post-office under Rugby. The parish comprises 3, 930 acres. Real property, £7, 519. Pop., 999. Houses, 236. The property is much subdivided. The surface is traversed by a ridge of hills, forming the watershed between the basin of the Avon and the basins of the Ouse and the Nen. A tunnel of the canal through this ridge, in the vicinity of the village, is 1, 524 yards long. The parish is a meet for the Pytchley hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £890. Patron, St. John’s College, Oxford. The church is good; and there are an Independent chapel, and charities £70. Arch-bishop Land-was rector.

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