Place:Litchborough, Northamptonshire, England

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NameLitchborough
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.185°N 1.08°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England
See alsoFawsley Hundred, Northamptonshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Towcester Rural, Northamptonshire, Englandrural district 1894-1974
South Northamptonshire District, Northamptonshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Litchborough is a village and civil parish in the South Northamptonshire District of Northamptonshire, England. At the time of the 2001 UK census, the parish's population was 300 people, increasing to 321 at the 2011 Census. It is about 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Towcester.

The Church of England parish church is dedicated to St Martin.

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

"LITCHBOROUGH, a village and a parish in Towcester [registration] district, Northampton[shire]. The village stands 3 miles S of Weedon [railway] station, and 5 NW of Towcester; was anciently a fortified town, called Lycanburgh; and was taken by the Saxons in 571. The parish comprises 1,704 acres; and its Post town is Weedon. Real property: £3,482. Population: 449. Houses: 111. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to W. Blake, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value: £564. Patron: the Rev. W. A. Taylor. The church is ancient; was repaired in 1842; consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with W tower; and contains an altar-tomb to Sir John Needham. There are a Baptist chapel, an endowed school with £30 a year, and charities nearly £170."

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