Place:Great Oakley, Northamptonshire, England

NameGreat Oakley
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.4627°N 0.7191°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoCorby Hundred, Northamptonshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Kettering Rural, Northamptonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Oakley, Northamptonshire, Englandname of parish after it merged with Little Oakley in 1935
Corby District, Northamptonshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Great Oakley is a small village situated approximately two miles from Corby and five miles from Kettering. Until 1935 it was a separate civil parish in the county of Northamptonshire, England. In 1935 it joined with Little Oakley to become Oakley, first in Kettering Rural District, and then, since 1974, in the Borough of Corby.

During the medieval period the main manor can be traced via various families, including the de Lyons in the 14th century. The manor was later divided but brought back together after 1495 by the Brooke family and much of Great Oakley has been in the ownership of the Brooke family, including the De Capell Brooke baronets, since then. The present lord of the manor is Hugh de Capell Brooke, who lives with his family in Great Oakley Hall, which was extensively renovated in the 1960s.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Great Oakley.

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