Heyford, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Heyford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Alternative names:

  • Nether Heyford
  • Upper Heyford
  • Lower Heyford

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1553
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706

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

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

Upper Heyford

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HEYFORD (Upper), a parish in the district and county of Northampton; 2¼ miles E of Weedon r. station, and 5½ W of Northampton. Post town, Heyford, under Weedon. Acres, 726. Real property, £1, 827. Pop., 116. Houses, 28. The manor belongs to Sir Charles Knightley, Bart. There is no church; and the inhabitants attend that of Nether Heyford. Charities, £20.

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

Nether Heyford

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HEYFORD (Nether), or Lower Heyford, a village and a parish in the district and county of Northampton. The village stands near Watling street, the river Nen, and the Grand Junction canal, 2¼ miles SE of Weedon r. station, and 6 WSW of Northampton; and has a post-office, of the name of Heyford, under Weedon. The parish comprises 1, 690 acres. Real property, £3, 936; of which £500 are in ironworks. Pop. in 1851, 624; in 1861, 807. Houses, 166. The increase of pop. was occasioned by the erection of ironworks. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to Mrs. Ann Crawley. A Roman pavement, indicating the site of a Roman villa, was discovered here in 1699. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £300. Patron, Rev. T. W. Crawley. The church consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and contains the tomb of Judge Morgan, who pronounced sentence on Lady Jane Grey, and a brass of 1497. There are chapels for Baptists and Primitive Methodists, an endowed school with £105 a year, and other charities with £40. Stanbridge, the scholar, and Preston, the distinguished puritan, were natives.

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

Maps

Upper Heyford - Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time

Nether Heyford - Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time

Administration

  • County: Northamptonshire
  • Civil Registration District: Northampton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Haddon
  • Poor Law Union: Northampton
  • Hundred: Nobottle Grove
  • Province: Canterbury