Corby  Northamptonshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Corby like this:

CORBY, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred in Northampton. The village stands on an affluent of the river Nen, 3½ miles SSE of Rockingham r. station, and 7½ NNE of Kettering; and has a post office under Thrapston. The parish comprises 2, 800 acres. Real property, £3, 445. ...

Pop., 794. Houses, 188. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £400.* Patron, the Earl of Cardigan. The church is ancient. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a free school, and an endowed British school. -The sub-district is in Kettering district; and contains ten parishes. Acres, 20, 108. Pop., 4, 210. Houses, 930. -The hundred contains twenty-seven parishes. Pop., 10, 959.

Corby through time

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Corby in Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd June 2024

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