In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Houghton like this:
HOUGHTON (GREAT), a parish in Hardingstone district, Northamptonshire; near the river Nen and the Northampton and Peterborough railway, 2¾ miles ESE of Northampton. Post town, Northampton. Acres, 1, 783. Real property, £4, 646. Pop., 365. Houses, 78. The property is divided among a few. Great Houghton Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £620. * Patron, Mag dalen College, Oxford. The church is an edifice in the Italian style. Charities, £4.
Great Houghton is now part of Northampton district. Click here for graphs and data of how Northampton has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Great Houghton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Houghton, in Northampton and Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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