Place:Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England

NamePreston Capes
Alt namesPreston-Capessource: Family History Library Catalog
Canons Abbeysource: hamlet in parish
Little Prestonsource: hamlet in parish
Preston Parvasource: latinised name for above
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.181°N 1.168°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

Preston Capes is a village and civil parish in the Daventry District of Northamptonshire, England. The population at the 2001 UK census was 188. This included the hamlets of Canons Abbey and Little Preston. The parish population increased to 216 at the 2011 census.

The Church of England parish church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.

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

"PRESTON-CAPES, a village and a parish in Daventry [registration] district, Northampton[shire]. The village stands 5 miles S W of Weedon [railway] station, and 5 S of Daventry; and has a post-office under Daventry. The parish contains also the hamlet of Little Preston, and comprises 2,280 acres. Real property: £3,856. Population: 320. Houses: 68. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Fawsley Park, belongs to Sir --- Knightley, Bart. A Cluniac priory was founded here, in 1090, by Hugh de Leycester; and was removed to Daventry. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value: £412. Patron, Sir --- Knightley, Bart. The church is of the 14th century, with a tower; is nearly all covered with ivy; and was repaired in 1853. There are a boys'endowed school with £27 a year, a girls' charity school, and charities £12."

Pictures of the Thomas Bliss (imm. 1638) house in hamlet of Preston Parva, Northamptonshire

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