Place:Catesby, Northamptonshire, England

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NameCatesby
Alt namesLower Catesbysource: hamlet in parish
Upper Catesbysource: hamlet in parish
Newboldsource: abandoned village in parish
Catesby-Abbeysource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.227°N 1.24°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England
See alsoFawsley Hundred, Northamptonshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Daventry Rural, Northamptonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Daventry District, Northamptonshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Catesby is a civil parish in the Daventry District of Northamptonshire, England. There are two hamlets, Lower Catesby and Upper Catesby, each of which is a shrunken village. The site of the abandoned village of Newbold is also in the parish. The 2001 UK Census recorded a parish population of 76. (In the UK 2011 census, if a parish population was below 100, the population was combined with a neighbouring parish. In this case Wikipedia has not included this note.)

Catesby Priory or Catesby Abbey was a community of Cistercian nuns in Lower Catesby, founded in about 1175 and suppressed in 1536. In the eastern part of the parish is Catesby Tunnel, a railway tunnel on the former Great Central Line that was completed in 1897 and has been disused since 1966.

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