Whittlebury  Northamptonshire


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

WHITTLEBURY, a parish, with a village, in Towcester district, Northampton; 3¾ miles S by W of Towcester r. station. It has a post-office under Towcester. Acres, 2,870. Real property, £3,376. Pop. in 1851, 707; in 1861, 487. Houses, 133. The manor belongs to the Duke of Grafton. W. ...

Lodge, rebuilt in 1867, is a seat of Lord Southampton. Sholbrook Lodge is the residence of R. V. Oliver, Esq. The living is a vicarage, united with Silverstone, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £350. Patron, the Crown. The church is early English and good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £17 a year, and charities £5.

Whittlebury through time

Whittlebury 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 Whittlebury itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th April 2024

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