Place:Barnwell St. Andrew, Northamptonshire, England

NameBarnwell St. Andrew
Alt namesBarnwell-St. Andrewsource: from redirect
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.453°N 0.457°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoOundle Rural, Northamptonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Barnwell, Northamptonshire, Englandparish into which it was merged in 1935
East Northamptonshire District, Northamptonshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Barnwell St. Andrew from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BARNWELL-ST.-ANDREW, a village and a parish in Oundle [registration] district, Northampton. The village stands adjacent to the Peterborough railway, 2½ miles SSE of Oundle; and has a station, of the name of Barnwell, on the railway, and a post office, of the name of Barnwell-St.-Andrew, under-Oundle. Its name is alleged to be a corruption of "Bairn's well" and is said to have arisen from an old superstitions belief, that some wells in the neighbourhood had a miraculous efficacy to cure the diseases of children. The parish comprises 1,740 acres. Real property: £2,339. Population: 240. Houses: 50. The property is divided among a few. A castle was erected here, in 1152, by Reginald le Moine, and passed to the family of Montague; and the ruin of it, comprising a quadrangular court, with massive circular towers at the corners, and a grand gateway on the south side, is an interesting specimen of early Norman castellated architecture. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Barnwell-All-Saints, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value: £303. Patron: the Duke of Buccleuch. The church is early English, and has a tower and spire. An hospital for the poor, founded in the time of James I., has an income of £316; and other charities have £195."

Barnwell St. Andrew and Barnwell All Saints parishes merged in 1935 under the name Barnwell.

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