In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described West Haddon like this:
HADDON (WEST), a village and a parish in Daventry district, Northampton. The village stands 3¾ miles NE of Crick r. station, and 8 NE of Daventry; and has a post office‡ under Rugby, and a fair on 2 May. The parish comprises 2, 900 acres. Real property, £6, 435. Pop., 963. Houses, 232. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to H. Atterbury, Esq. Oster Hill, where P. Ostorius was buried, is here. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £240.* Patron, the Rev. G. L. W. Fauquier. The church consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and square embattled tower; and is very good. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, an endowed national school, and charities £82.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West Haddon, in Daventry and Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th May 2013
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