Apethorpe with Woodnewton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Northamptonshire, created in 1836 from Apethorpe Ancient Parish and Woodnewton Ecclesiastical Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Moorhay Lodge, Newton Wood, and Woodnewton.

Alternative names: Apethorpe

Parish church: 

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1676
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Separate registers exist for Woodnewton

  • Parish registers: 1588
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Blatherwycke
  • King’s Cliffe
  • Glapthorn
  • Yarwell
  • Fotheringhay
  • Deene
  • Southwick
  • Bulwick
  • Benefield
  • Nassington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

APETHORPE, a parish in Oundle district, Northampton; on an affluent of the river Nen, 3¾ miles W by S of Elton r. station, and 5 SW of Wansford. It has a post office under Wansford; and it includes Moorhay Lodge in Rockingham forest, which some account extra parochial. Acres, 2,630. Real property, £4,335. Pop., 248. Houses, 56. Apethorpe Hall is the seat of the Earl of Westmoreland; has a statue of James I.; and was the place where that monarch first met his favourite Villiers. The living is a vicarage, united in 1868 to Woodnewton, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of P. The church is good, and contains a splendid monument to Sir W. Mildmay, Chancellor of the Exchequer in the time of Queen Elizabeth, and founder of Emmanuel college, Cambridge. Charities, £66.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Kelly Post Office Directory of Northamptonshire 1869 – Google Books

Kelly Post Office Directory of Northamptonshire 1885 – Archive.org


County: Northamptonshire
Civil Registration District: Oundle
Probate Court: Pre-1851 – Court of the Peculiar of Nassington, Post-1850 – Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
Diocese: Peterborough
Rural Deanery: Pre-1851 – None, Post-1850 – Oundle
Poor Law Union: Oundle
Hundred: Willybrook
Province: Canterbury