Longthorpe, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Longthorpe is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Northamptonshire, created in 1850 from Peterborough St John the Baptist Ancient Parish.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: None
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Orton Longueville with St Botolphbridge, Huntingdonshire
  • Peterborough St John the Baptist
  • Castor
  • Woodston, Huntingdonshire

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LONGTHORPE, a chapelry in Peterborough-St. John-the-Baptist parish, Northamptonshire; on the river N en and the Northampton railway, 2 miles W of Peterborough. Post town, Peterborough. Acres, 1,390. Real property, £2,623. Pop., 294. Houses, 64. Thorpe H all, a handsome mansion in the Italian style, is the seat of the Rev. W. Strong. Peppermint is largely grown; and the distillation of oil from it is carried on at Holywell. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £100. Patron, the Hon. George W. Fitzwilliam. The church is a plain edifice of the 13th century; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel.

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