Edgcote, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Edgcote is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Alternative names: Edgcott

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1716
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EDGCOTT, a parish in the district of Banbury and county of Northampton; at the verge of the county, on the river Cherwell, adjacent to the Oxford canal and the West Midland railway, 2½ miles ENE of Cropredy r. station, a 6 NE by N of Banbury. Post town, Cropredy, under Banbury. Acres, 1, 344. Real property, £2, 738. Pop., 103. Houses, 15. The property is all in one estate. Edgcott House was the seat of Cromwell, Earl of Essex, and partly built by him; afforded Charles I. a night’s lodging before the battle of Edgehill; and is now the seat of Miss Carter. Danesmoor, in the vicinity, was the scene of a battle between the Saxons and the Danes, and also the scene of a conflict, in 1469, between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £300. Patron, Miss Carter. The church is ancient but good.

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: Banbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Brackley
  • Poor Law Union: Brackley
  • Hundred: Chipping Warden
  • Province: Canterbury