In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ringstead like this:
RINGSTEAD, a village and a parish in Thrapston district, Northampton. The village stands on the river Nen, adjacent to the Northampton and Peterborough railway, 2½ miles S by W of Thrapston; and has a station on the railway, a post-office under Thrapston, and atemperance and lecture hall. ...
The parish comprises 1, 981acres. Real property, £4,078. Pop. in 1851, 727; in 1861, 831. Houses, 180. The manor belongs to T. Burton, Esq. R. House is a chief residence. A Romancamp is at Mill-Cotton; and Roman coins and other relics have been found there. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Denford, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is ancient, was repaired in 1864, and has a tower and spire. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, and charities £31.
Ringstead 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 Ringstead itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ringstead in East Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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