Gayton, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Gayton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Other places in the parish include: Banbury Lane.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GAYTON, a parish in Towcester district, Northampton; on the Grand Junction canal and the Northwestern railway, 2 miles NW of Blisworth r. station, and 4¼ N of Towcester. It includes the hamlet of Banbury-Lane; and its post town is Blisworth, under Northampton. Acres, 1, 711. Real property, £6, 661; of which £2, 794 are in quarries. Pop., 459. Houses, 98. The property is divided among a few. Limestone and ironstone are worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £569. Patron, Sidney-Sussex College, Cambridge. The church is good; has a tower; and contains an altar-tomb of the 16th century to Francis Tanfield, and some other interesting monuments. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, a national school, eight alms-houses, without endowment, and poor and church lands with £60.

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