Great Oakley, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Great Oakley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1562
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OAKLEY (Great), a village and a parish in Kettering district, Northampton. The village stands on an affluent of the river Nen, 2½ miles N N E of Rushton r.station, and 5 N of Kettering; and has a letter-box under Kettering. The parish comprises 2, 810 acres. Real property, £2, 832. Pop., 195. Houses, 42. The manor belongs to Sir W. de Capell Brooke, Bart. Great Oakley Hall is the seat of Col. T. H. Pearson. The parish is a meet for the Patchly hounds. The living is a donative in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £50. Patron, Sir W. deBrooke, Bart. The church is ancient but good; and consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower.

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