Apethorpe  Northamptonshire


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

APETHORPE, a parish in Oundle district, Northampton; on an affluent of the river Nen, 3¾ miles W by S of Elton r. station, and 5 SW of Wansford. It has a post office under Wansford; and it includes Moorhay Lodge in Rockingham forest, which some account extra parochial. Acres, 2,630. Real property, £4,335. ...

Pop., 248. Houses, 56. Apethorpe Hall is the seat of the Earl of Westmoreland; has a statue of James I.; and was the place where that monarch first met his favourite Villiers. The living is a vicarage, united in 1868 to Woodnewton, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of P. The church is good, and contains a splendid monument to Sir W. Mildmay, Chancellor of the Exchequer in the time of Queen Elizabeth, and founder of Emmanuel college, Cambridge. Charities, £66.

Apethorpe through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th September 2021

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