Harrod's Directory 1876

Castle Thorpe 1876

Castle Thorpe is a small parish, and village, 3 miles from Woolverton railway station, in the hundred, union, and county court district of Newport Pagnell, diocese of Oxford archdeaconry of Buckingham, and rural deanery of Newport. The church is dedicated to St. Simon and St. Jude. The living is annexed to Hanslope, annual value £100, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Oxford. The Rev. James Langton Wiglesworth is the curate in charge. The Wesleyans have a chapel. There is a National school; Miss Abraham, mistress. The acreage is 1,284, of which the chief owners are Lord Carrington and the Corporation of Lincoln. The lord of the manor is Edward Hanslope Watts, Esq.

Surname Forename Occupation
WIGLESWORTH Jes. Langton Rev. curate
AMOS Thomas maltster
C[O]MPTON James nurseryman
C[O]MPTON Joseph butcher
DENNY William shopkeeper & bootmaker
GREGORY Joseph shopkeeper
HARRIS Henry market gardener
HARRIS James blacksmith
RAINBOW Rebecca shopkeeper
TOOTH James butcher
VARNEY Robert "Carrington Arms"

AMOS Thomas
GRIMES William
PIKE William
WHITING Joseph Evans and miller
CARRIER TO NORTHAMPTON. Tuesdays and Saturdays; Newport, Wednesdays; Stony Stratford, Fridays; William Panter.
The nearest money order, telegraph office, and post town is Stony Stratford.
POPULATION about 300.