Laxton, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Laxton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1689
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LAXTON, a parish in the district of Uppingham and county of Northampton; near the river Welland at the boundary with Rutland, 3¼ miles SE of Seaton r. station, and 6 SE of Uppingham. It has a post-office under Uppingham. Acres, 1, 370. Real property, £1, 331. Pop., 119. Houses, 28. The property is divided among a few. Laxton Hall is the seat of Lord Carberry; has a fine Ionic portico, and a fine vestibule; and contains a good collection of pictures, chiefly by the old masters. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, not reported. Patron, Lord Carberry. The church is very ancient, and was recently in a dilapidated condition. There is a small free school.

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