In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Irchester like this:
IRCHESTER, a village and a parish in Wellingborough district, Northampton. The village stands near the river Nen and the Leicester and Hitchin railway, 3 miles SE by E of Wellingborough; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Wellingborough. The parish contains also the hamlet of Knuston. ...
Acres, 1, 980. Real property, £6, 276. Pop. in 1851, 960; in 1861, 1, 168. Houses, 262. The increase of pop. arose from the opening of the railway, and from the discovery of iron stone. The property is divided among a few. Knuston Hall is the seat of W. W. Manton, Esq. Shoemaking and mat making are carried on. There is a Roman camp of 18 acres. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Wollaston, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is early decorated English; has a lofty octagonal spire; and contains a fine carved oak pulpit. There are a Wesleyan chapel built in 1869, a free school, and some charities.
Irchester is now part of Wellingborough district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wellingborough has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Irchester itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Irchester, in Wellingborough and Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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