Little Bowden is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Other places in the parish include: Little Oxendon and Little Oxenden.

Alternative names: Bowden Parva

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Dingley
  • East Farndon
  • Clipston
  • Oxendon
  • Lubenham
  • Market Harborough
  • Great Bowden
  • Braybrooke

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BOWDEN (Little), or Bowden-Parva, a parish in Market-Harborough district and county of Northampton; ½ mile S of Market-Harborough. It includes the hamlet of Little Oxenden; and its post-town is MarketHarborough, under Rugby. Acres, 1,670. Real property, £5,492. Pop., 486. Houses, 108. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £400. Patron, the Rev. T. W. Barlow. The church is good; and there are charities £76

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


Kelly Post Office Directory of Northamptonshire 1869 – Google Books

Kelly Post Office Directory of Northamptonshire 1885 –


County: Northamptonshire
Civil Registration District: Market Harborough
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
Diocese: Peterborough
Rural Deanery: Rothwell
Poor Law Union: Market Harborough
Hundred: Rothwell
Province: Canterbury

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