Catesby  Northamptonshire


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

CATESBY, or Catesby-Abbey, a parish in Daventry district, Northampton; on the verge of the county, near the Oxford canal, 5 miles SW of Daventry, and 6 ESE of Southam Road r. station. It includes the hamlet of Newbold-grounds; and its Post Town is Daventry. Acres, 1,990. Real property, £3,583. ...

Pop., 107. Houses, 21. A Benedictine nunnery was founded here, as early at least as the time of Richard I., by Robert de Esseby; and given, at the dissolution, to John Onley. Catesby House occupies the nunnery's site; belonged to the Parkhursts; was the birth place of Parkhurst, the Greek and Hebrew lexicographer; and passed to James Attenborough, Esq., of Brampton-Ash. The parish is a resort of sportsmen. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, not reported. Patrons, T. and M. Scrafton, Esqs. The church was long in ruins; and a new one, instead of it, incorporating some fine materials of the old, was recently erected by Mr. Attenborough.

Catesby through time

Catesby is now part of Daventry district. Click here for graphs and data of how Daventry has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Catesby itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd September 2021

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