Kelly’s Directory 1869

Castle Thorpe 1869

Castle Thorpe is a parish and village in the hundred union, county court district and rural deanery of Newport Pagnell, archdeaconry of Buckingham, and diocese of Oxford, 5 miles east-north-east from Newport Pagnell, 3½ north from Stony Stratford, 11 from Northampton, and 3 north from Wolverton station on the London and North Western Railway. The church of SS. Simon and Jude stands in an elevated position on the border of the old Castle yard, and is an ancient stone structure, consisting of a nave, chancel, and aisles, with very low square tower: the chancel has recently been restored. The living is a chapelry, annexed to Hanslope, joint yearly value £152 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Oxford, and held by the Rev. Mark Anthony Nicholson, M.A., of Durham University. Edward Hanslope Watts, Esq., is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are Lord Carrington and the Corporation of Lincoln. The soil is mixed; subsoil, stone and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and roots. The area is 1,380 acres.

Surname Forename Occupation
AMOS Thomas farmer
CARR William miller & farmer Castle Thorpe Mill
COLEMAN Richard Carrington Arms, & farmer
COMPTON James greengrocer
COMPTON Joseph butcher
COMPTON Thomas carpenter
DENNY William shoemaker & shopkeeper
GRIMES William farmer
HARRIS Henry gardener
HARRIS John blacksmith
PANTER William carrier
PIKE William farmer
RAINBOW Rebecca shopkeeper & post office (Mrs)
TOOTH James butcher
VARNEY Robert beer retailer
WHITING Joseph farmer
PARISH CLERK Joseph Compton
CARRIER TO NORTHAMPTON. William Panter, to Northampton, to the Spread Eagle,' Wed & Sat. morning 11am.; to Stony Stratford, Friday
POST OFFICE. Mrs Rebecca Rainbow, sub-postmistress. Letters arrive from Stony Stratford, at 7.30 a.m.; dispatched at 5.45. The nearest money order office is at Hanslope.
POPULATION 1861 - 338