Middleton Cheney  Northamptonshire


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

MIDDLETON-CHENEY, a village and a parish in the district of Banbury and county of NorthamptonThe village stands 2 miles E of the river Cherwell at the boundary with Oxfordshire, and 2¾ E by N of Banbury r. station; is divided into two parts, called Lower and Upper; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a post office under Banbury, and a recently erected police court and station. ...

The parish comprises 1,780 acres, and is some times called M. Chenduit Real property, £6,380. Pop in 1851,1,330; in 1861,1,250. Houses, 301. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Miss Horton. A battle was fought here, in 1643, between the royalists under the Earl of Northampton, and the parliamentarians. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £423.* Patron, Brasenose College, Oxford. The church is decorated English; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with lofty pinnacled tower and graceful spire; has a porch of fine decorated stone work, with lofty ogee roof; was restored in 1865, at a cost of about £3,000; and contains a well-preserved cinquefoil-headed piscina. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists; national schools, built in 1856; nine alms houses, built and endowed by Miss Horton in 1863-7; and some other charities.

Middleton Cheney through time

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

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


Date accessed: 17th October 2021

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