In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Clopton like this:
CLAPTON, a parish in Thrapston district, Northampton; on the verge of the county, 3½ miles E of Thorpe r. station, and 4½ ENE of Thrapston. Post town, Thrapston. Acres, 1, 946. Real property, £2, 432. Pop., 153. Houses, 29. Clapton Hall belonged to the Fonneraus, and passed to the Williamses. ...
Liveden House is the ruin of a Tudor mansion, built by the Treshams. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £154.* Patrons, G. and W. G. Shedden, Esqs. The church is neat and good; formerly had a tower, which was destroyed by lightning; and contains monuments of the Dudleys. Charities, £11.
Clopton is now part of East Northamptonshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Northamptonshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Clopton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Clopton in East Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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