Eye, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Eye is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1543
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1701

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire
  • Paston
  • Peterborough St John the Baptist
  • Newborough
  • Whittlesey St Andrew, Cambridgeshire

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EYE, a parish in Peterborough district, Northampton; adjacent to Catswater, and to the Peterborough and Lynn railway, 3¼ miles N of Peterborough. It has a post-office under Peterborough, and a r. station. Acres, 2,670. Real property, £6,410. Pop., 1,375. Houses, 329. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £312. Patron, the Bishop of P. The church was rebuilt in 1846, and has a lofty spire of 1862. There are two Methodist chapels and a national school.

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: Peterborough
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Peterborough
  • Poor Law Union: Peterborough
  • Hundred: Nassaborough
  • Province: Canterbury