Desborough is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1571
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706
Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist, Roman Catholic, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
DESBOROUGH, a village and a parish in Kettering district, Northampton. The village stands near the Leicester and Bedford railway, 5½ miles NW of Kettering; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Kettering. The parish comprises 2, 410 acres. Real property, £5, 028. Pop., 1, 428. Houses, 301. A number of the inhabitants are silk-plush weavers. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Peterborough. Value, £149. Patron, W.Thornhill, Esq. The church is old and cruciform. There are three dissenting chapels, a mechanics’ institute, a national school, and charities £37.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
- County: Northamptonshire
- Civil Registration District: Kettering
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
- Diocese: Peterborough
- Rural Deanery: Rothwell
- Poor Law Union: Kettering
- Hundred: Rothwell
- Province: Canterbury