Easton Neston, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Easton Neston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Other places in the parish include: Sewardsley, Hulcote, and Showsley.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1718
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Shutlanger
  • Blisworth
  • Towcester
  • Paulerspury
  • Tiffield

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EASTON-NESTON, a parish in Towcester district, Northampton; on the river Tove, 1¼ mile ENE of Towcester r. station, and 3½ WSW of Roade. It contains Hulcote and Showsley; and its post town is Towcester. Acres, 1, 703. Real property, £3, 179. Pop., 160. Houses, 36. The property is all in one estate. Easton Hall is the seat of the Earl of Pomfret; was built partly by Sir Christopher Wren, but has been very much altered; and formerly contained a splendid collection of ancient marbles and pictures, given in 1755 to the University of Oxford. A Cistertian priory stood near Neen-wood, and has left some vestiges in a farm-house. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £151. Patron, the Earl of Pomfret. The church is ancient, with a tower; contains many curious monuments; and is good. There is a free school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Maps

Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time

Administration

  • County: Northamptonshire
  • Civil Registration District: Towcester
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Preston
  • Poor Law Union: Towcester
  • Hundred: Cleley
  • Province: Canterbury