Thrapston 1870-72 - John Marius Wilson

Thrapston Parish Church

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson  described Thrapston like this:


Thrapston, a small town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Northamptonshire.

The town stands on the river Nen, and on the Northampton and Peterborough railway, at the intersection of the line from Kettering to Huntingdon, 20 miles NE by N of Northampton.



  • had a ruined Hermitage in the time of Henry VIII;
  • comprises four streets, in the form of a cross;
  • is a seat of petty sessions and County Courts; and

currently has

  • a head post-office,
  • three banking offices,
  • a Railway Station with telegraph,
  • a hotel,
  • a Court-House,
  • a Corn Exchange,
  • a bridge,
  • an ancient Parish Church partly rebuilt in 1841,
  • a Baptist Chapel,
  • National Schools,
  • a girls’ educational endowment of £21 a year,
  • a Workhouse,
  • a weekly market on Saturday,

and three annual fairs.

Parish Area

The parish comprises:

  • Area:                           990 acres
  • Population:         1,257
  • Houses:                    247

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough with value, £430 and has as its Patron, the Lord Chancellor.


The sub-district (including Raunds) contains:

  • 14 parishes.
  • Area:                 27,387  acres
  • Population:      7,459
  • Houses,:            1,624



This page was added on 25/05/2014.

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