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Easton Neston  Northamptonshire

 

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

EASTON-NESTON, a parish in Towcester district, Northampton; on the river Tove, 1¼ mile ENE of Towcester r. station, and 3½ WSW of Roade. It contains Hulcote and Showsley; and its post town is Towcester. Acres, 1, 703. Real property, £3, 179. Pop., 160. Houses, 36. The property is all in one estate. ...


Easton Hall is the seat of the Earl of Pomfret; was built partly by Sir Christopher Wren, but has been very much altered; and formerly contained a splendid collection of ancient marbles and pictures, given in 1755 to the University of Oxford. A Cistertian priory stood near Neen-wood, and has left some vestiges in a farm-house. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £151. Patron, the Earl of Pomfret. The church is ancient, with a tower; contains many curious monuments; and is good. There is a free school.

Easton Neston through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/7906

Date accessed: 16th May 2022


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