Kislingbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Alternative names: Kidlingbury

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Harpole
  • Rothersthorpe
  • Heyford
  • Wootton
  • Upton
  • Bugbrooke

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KISLINGBURY, a parish in the district and county of Northampton; on the river Nen, 3¼ miles W of Northampton r. station. Post town, Northampton. Acres, 2,170. Real property, £4,559. Pop., 723. Houses, 161. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £547. Patron, the Rev. W. H. Hughes. The church is decorated English, in good condition; and has a spire. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, a national school, and charities about £120.

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


Kislingbury Kelly Post Office Directory of Northamptonshire 1869

KISLINGBURY is a parish, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Nobottle Grove, union and county court district of Northampton, rural deanery of Haddon, archdeaconry of Northampton, and diocese of Peterborough, 3 ½ miles west from Northampton. The church of St. Luke, in the Decorated Gothic style, is a stone building, having a chancel, nave, aisles, south porch, and a tower with spire and 5 bells. The register dates from the year 1538. The living is a rectory, yearly value £547, with residence, in the gift of, and held by, the Rev. William Henry Hughes, M.A., of Lincoln College, Oxford. There is a mixed school; also a place of worship for Baptists, and a Wesleyon chapel. A charity, producing £20 per annum, is applied to placing out apprentices. The trustees of the Kislingbury charity estate are lords of the manor. The principal landowners are William Simons, Charles Watts, and Richard Harris, Esqrs. The soil is marl and clay; subsoil, stone. The area is about 1,768 acres, and the population in 1861 was 723. Parish Clerk, John Hodges.

Letters through Weedon. The nearest money order office is at Northampton.

National School, James Killingbeck, master; Mrs. Mary Ann Killingbeck, mistress.

Carriers to Northampton. — Joseph Easton, daily; Enoch Ward, monday, Wednesday, thursday & Saturday.

Felce Rev. James T. [Baptist]
Hushes Rev.Wm. Henry, M.A. [rector]

Biilingham Thomas, shoe maker
Cotes George, farmer
Davis Samuel & Son, millers, Kislingbury mill
Davis Samuel, baker
Dunkley Thomas, farmer
Dunmore John, mason
Farey Joseph, blacksmith
Hall George, Red Lion
Hannell Abraham, baker
Hannell Elizabeth (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Harris Richard, farmer & landowner
Hodges John, shoe maker
Payne John, baker
Poole Mary (Mrs.), Fighting Cocks
Simons William, farmer, Stockwell lodge
Smith George, The Sun
Stanion John Bailey, relieving officer for the Bugbrook district
Starman George & Son, fruiterers
Tresslar William, gardener
Warwick William, carpenter
Watts Charles, farmer & landowner
Watts Joseph, butcher

Source: Post Office Directory of Northamptonshire, Huntingdonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire; E. R. Kelly; Kelly & Co., London. 1869.


  • 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

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