Delapre Abbey  Northamptonshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Delapre Abbey like this:

DELAPRE' ABBEY, a hamlet in Hardingstone parish, Northamptonshire; adjacent to the Northampton canal and the Northampton and Peterborough railway, 1¼ mile SSE of Northampton. A Cluniac nunnery was founded here, in the time of Stephen, by Simon de Liz; and a mansion on the site of it is the seat of the Bouveries. An octagonal cross, in three stages, on eight steps, to the memory of Eleanor, queen of Edward I., is in the park.

Additional information about this locality is available for Hardingstone

Delapre Abbey through time

Delapre Abbey is now part of Northampton district. Click here for graphs and data of how Northampton has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Delapre Abbey itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Delapre Abbey, in Northampton and Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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