Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for NAPTON-ON-THE-HILL

NAPTON-ON-THE-HILL, a village and a parish in Southam district, Warwick. The village stands on an eminence, adjacent to the Oxford canal, 1 mile S W by S of that canal's junction with the Warwick and Napton canal, 3 E of Southam, and 5 E by N of Southam-Road r. station; is a pleasant place, commanding extensiveviews; was once a market-town; and has a post-office, of the name of Napton, under Rugby. The parish comprises 4, 140 acres. Real property, £8, 157. Pop., 978. Houses, 224. The property is much subdivided; but much of itbelongs to Sir F. Shuckburgh, Bart., and to Warwickhospital. A large reservoir of the Oxford canal is here. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £450.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is early English; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and was completely restored in 1861. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, a national school, and charities £45.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Napton on the Hill CP/AP       Southam RegD/PLU       Warwickshire AncC
Place names: NAPTON     |     NAPTON ON THE HILL
Place: Napton on the Hill

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