In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Pattishall like this:
PATTISHALL, or Pateshull, a village and a parish in Towcester district, Northampton. The village stands near Watling-street, 3¼ miles W by N of Blisworth r.station, and 4¼ N N W of Towcester; and has a post-office, of the name of Pattishall, under Towcester. The parish contains also the hamlets of Ascote, Dalscote, Eastcote, and Catchems-End, and parts of Fosters-Booth and Foxley. Acres, 2, 460. Real property, £6,008. Pop. in 1851, 775; in 1861, 885. Houses, 199. The property is subdivided. ...
The manor belongs to the Earl of Pomfret. Pattishall House is the seat of T. Drayson, Esq. The living is a vicarage in two parts, called P.-Upper and P.-Lower, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value of P.-Upper, £136; of P.-Lower, not reported. Patron, of theformer, the Lord Chancellor; of the latter, the Rev. T.Welch. The church is Norman and good; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower. There are two Baptist chapels, a primitive Methodist chapel, an endowed school with £24 a year, and charities £172. Chief-Justices Simon and Martin de Pateshull, Bishop Hugh de Pateshull, and Dean Steward, were natives.
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 Pattishall has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Northamptonshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Pattishall and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Pattishall in South Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th May 2015
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