King’s Cliffe, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

King’s Cliffe is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Other places in the parish include: Spa Lodge, West Hay, and Westhay.

Alternative names: King’s Cliff, Cliffe Regis

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1590
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include: Calvinist, Independent/Congregational, Roman Catholic, Trinitarian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CLIFFE (Kings), or Cliffe-Regis, a village and a parish in Oundle district, Northampton. The village stands on an affluent of the river Nen, 5½ miles W of Elton r. station, and 7 NNW of Oundle; has a post office under Wansford; was once a market-town; and has still a fair on 29 Oct. The parish comprises 4,460 acres. Real property, £4,666. Pop., 1,360. Houses, 298. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Exeter. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £700. Patron, the Earl of Westmoreland. The church is cruciform, with central tower; and was restored in 1863. There are four dissenting chapels, two free schools, a national school, and alms-houses.

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

Administration

County: Northamptonshire
Civil Registration District: Oundle
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Peterborough
Rural Deanery: Oundle
Poor Law Union: Oundle
Hundred: Willybrook
Province: Canterbury