In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Aldwincle like this:
ALDWINKLE-ALL-SAINTS, a parish in Thrapston district, Northampton; on the river Nen, at Thorpe r. station, 2½ miles NNE of Thrapston. Post Town, Thrapston. Acres, together with Aldwinkle St. Peter, 2,450. Real property, £4,424. Pop. of Aldwinkle-All-Saints 364. Houses, 83. The property is divided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £311.* Patron, the Rev. Dr. Roberts. The church shows beautiful features of decorated English, and has a handsome tower. Thorpe's school has £16 from endowment; and other charities have £35. The father of the poet Dryden was rector of Aldwinkle-All-Saints; and the poet was born in the parsonage.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Aldwincle has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of East Northamptonshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Aldwincle and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Aldwincle in East Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time, and maybe some references to other places called "Aldwincle".