Passenham with Deanshanger Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Passenham with Deanshanger is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

Other places in the parish include: Old Stratford, Puxley, Denshanger, and Deanshanger.

Alternative names: Passenham

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1695
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, and Primitive Methodist.

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PASSENHAM, a village and a parish in Potterspury district, Northampton.

The village stands on the river Ouse, at the boundary with Bucks, 1 mile WSW of Stony-Stratford, and 3 WSW of Wolverton r. station; was known to the Saxons as Passanham; and was the place where Edward the Elder halted in his expedition against the Danes, and raised an entrenchment while fortifying Towcester.

The parish contains also the hamlet of Denshanger, and parts of Puxley and Old Stratford; and its post town is Stony-Stratford. Acres, 2, 230. Real property, £5, 386. Pop. in 1851, 969; in 1861, 1, 105. Houses, 233. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the heiress of the late Viscount Maynard. The parish is traversed by the Buckingham canal, and includes great part of Whittlewood forest. Lace-making is carried on.

The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Denshanger, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £650. Patrons, the Trustees of the late Viscount Maynard. The church is old and ivy-clad; consists of nave and chancel, with a tower; and contains a finely carved pulpit, twelve richly carved stalls, and a handsome monument to Sir R. Banastre, who died in 1649.

A new church was built in 1853; and there are chapels for Baptists and Primitive Methodists, parochial schools, and a boarding school. B. Willis, the antiquary, was a resident.

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

Parish Records


England, Northamptonshire, Passenham – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Memorial inscriptions at St. Guthlac’s Church, Passenham
Author: Northamptonshire Family History Society

England, Northamptonshire, Passenham – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Passenham, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Northamptonshire, Passenham – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Passenham, 1706-1871
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Passenham (Northamptonshire)

England, Northamptonshire, Passenham, parish registers, 1695-1820
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Passenham (Northamptonshire); Northampton Record Office (Northamptonshire)

Parish registers for Deanshanger, 1855-1870
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Deanshanger (Northamptonshire)

Parish registers for Passenham, 1695-1959
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Passenham (Northamptonshire)

England, Northamptonshire, Passenham – History ( 1 )
Passenham : the history of a forest village
Author: Brown, Oliver F.; Roberts, G. J.

England, Northamptonshire, Passenham – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Public records, 1693-1930
Author: Passenham (Northamptonshire)

England, Northamptonshire, Passenham – Public records ( 1 )
Public records, 1693-1930
Author: Passenham (Northamptonshire)


  • County: Northamptonshire
  • Civil Registration District: Potterspury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Preston
  • Poor Law Union: Potterspury
  • Hundred: Cleley
  • Province: Canterbury

This article was updated on January 10, 2023