Place:Stowe Nine Churches, Northamptonshire, England

NameStowe Nine Churches
Alt namesStowe-Nine-Churchessource: hyphenated
Churche Stowesource: Family History Library Catalog
Church Stowesource: hamlet in parish
Upper Stowesource: hamlet in parish
Stowe IX Churchessource: spelling variant
Stowesource: old typo
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.207°N 1.065°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 following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Stowe Nine Churches is a civil parish incorporating the settlements of Church Stowe and Upper Stowe in the Daventry District in Northamptonshire, England. The population from the 2001 UK census is 248.

'Stowe' is a common English place-name, hence this was distinguished from others of the same name by the addition of the descriptor 'Nine Churches'. In former times the lord of the manor had within his gift the appointment of the rectors of nine different churches.

According to legend, the name derives from an incident involving St Michael's Church in Church Stowe. The site of the church was reputedly chosen by a supernatural spirit, who moved the building materials to a different location overnight for nine consecutive nights, so the builders eventually built the church in that location. The parish is often referred to as Stowe IX Churches.

It was in Upper Stowe in 1935, about three miles south of Weedon Bec, that the principles of radar were first found to be a practical possibility, and not just a theoretical proposal.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Stowe Nine Churches.

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