Fawsley  Northamptonshire


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

FAWSLEY, a parish and a hundred in Northampton. The parish is in Daventry district; and lies 4 miles S of Daventry, and 5½ WSW of Weedon r. station. Post town, Badby, under Daventry. Acres, 1, 554. Real property, £3, 243. Pop., 64. Houses, 7. The manor has belonged, since the time of Henry III., to the family of Knightley. ...

Fawsley Hall, the seat of that family, stands in a charming situation, amid an extensive park; is an ancient edifice, in various styles of architecture; and includes a magnificent apartment, 54 feet long, 24 wide, and 43 high, with an open timber roof. The parish had formerly a market; and is now a meet for Lord Southampton s hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £100.* Patron, SirKnightley, Bart. The church is good and interesting, and contains monuments of the Knightleys. Bishop Wilkins was a native.-The hundred contains twenty-one parishes; and, prior to the time of Henry III., existed as the two hundreds of Alwardeslea and Gravesend. Acres, 42, 386. Pop. in 1851, 11, 750; in 1861, 10, 841. Houses, 2, 472.

Fawsley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd April 2024

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