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    Farthinghoe
    Ferningeho: King's land. Mill.
    Manor farm.

    Farthingstone
    Fordinestone: Count of Mortain and Ingelrann from him.
    Medieval earthworks.

    Fawsley
    Falelau / Falewesle(i)(ie) / Feleslewe(sleie) / Felveslea: King's land; Godwin the priest from the king.
    17th century hall.

    Faxton
    Fextone:
    Lost.

    Flore
    Flora / Flore: Count of Mortain; William de Keynes; William Peverel; Baldwin from Geoffrey de Mandeville; Wulfbald from Gunfrid de Chocques. 2 mills.
    Old manor.

    Fotheringhay
    Fodringeia: Countess Judith. Woodland for hunting game. Mill.
    Castle, near a grassy mound, where Richard III was born (1452) and Mary Queen of Scots executed (1587).

    Foxley
    Foxeslea: Count of Mortain.

    Furtho
    Forho: Count of Mortain, and William from him.
    Manor farm; dovecote.

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    Gaddington
    Gadintone / Geitentone: King's land; St. Edmund's Abbey.
    Body of Eleanor of Castile, Edward I's Queen, rested here on its way to Westminster Abbey in 1290. The Eleanor Cross in the square is one of 3 of the original 12 to have survived. 13th century bridge; pre-Saxon church; priory.

    Glassthorpehill
    Clachestorp: Count of Mortain; William Peverel.
    Isolated; in army 'danger area'.

    Glendon
    Clen(e)done: King's land; de Grestain Abbey.
    Glendon Hall.

    Glinton
    Glintone: Peterborough Abbey. 2 mills.
    Stone; Jacobean manor house.

    Grafton Regis
    Grastone: William from Count of Mortain.
    Manor house, partly 15th century. Elizabeth Woodville, whose family held the manor, became Edward IV's queen and mother of the ill-fated princes in the Tower.

    Grafton Underwood
    Grastone: Roger from Robert Blunt; Agemund from Eustace of Huntingdon.

    Great Addington
    Edintone: Hugh from Bishop of Coutances; Peterborough Abbey. 3 mills (200 eels).
    Scene of 17th century riot between peasants and gentry; Roman graves on nearby Shooters Hill.

    Great Doddington
    Dodintone: Countess Judith.
    Manor house, now the vicarage.

    Great Harrowden
    Hargedone / Hargindone / Harginintone: Walkelin from Bishop of Coutances; Norigot from Guy de Raimbeaucourt. 2 mills.

    Greatworth
    Grentevorde: William from Bishop of Bayeux.

    Greens Norton
    Nortone: King's land; woodland stocked with game, 2 mills. Honey.
    Part-Saxon church.

    Grendon
    Gre(n)done: Countess Judith. 3 mills.
    Large; Manor farm house.

    Gretton
    Gretone: King's land. Mill.
    Manor house; iron-workings.

    Guilsborough
    Gisleburg: Count of Mortain; Alfred from William Peverel. Church, mill site.
    The poet William Wordsworth often stayed at the vicarage.

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    Hackleton
    Bachelinton / Hachelintone: Winemar from Bishop of Coutances; Countess Judith.
    Modern housing.

    Halefield
    Hala: Ramsey Abbey.
    Halefield Lodge.

    Halse
    Hasou: King's land.

    Hanging Houghton
    Hohtone: St. Edmund's Abbey; Ralph from Count of Mortain; Dodin from Walter the Fleming; Hugh from Countess Judith.
    Modern housing.

    Hannington
    Hani(n)tone: William from Count of Mortain; Countess Judith.
    Double-naved church, possibly 13th century monastic origin.

    Hardingstone
    Hardingestone / Hardingestorp: King's land; William Peverel and Gunfrid de Chocques from the king; Countess Judith. 2 mills.
    Queen Eleanor's funeral cortège halted here; an Eleanor cross stands in the grounds of Delapré Abbey.

    Hardwick
    Hardewiche / Herdewiche: Alan from Countess Judith.
    14th century manor house.

    Hargrave
    Haregrave / (H)eregrave: Eustace from William Peverel.

    Harlestone
    Erlestone / Herolvestone / Herolvestune: King's land; Count of Mortain; William Peverel.
    Mill. Scattered; in parkland; Roman villa.

    Harpole
    Horpol: Bishop from William Peverel.
    Suburb of Northampton; Roman remains nearby.

    Harrington
    Arintone: Grestain Abbey. 4 mills.
    Manorial earthworks, possibly Elizabethan, nearby.

    Hartwell
    Hertewell: William from Bishop of Bayeux. Mill.
    Expanding; on the edge of ancient Salcey Forest.

    Haselbach
    Esbece: Count of Mortain.
    Wind-blown.

    Helmdon
    Elmedene: Count of Mortain. Mill.
    Fine local stone.

    Hemington
    Hemintone / Hinintone: 3 men-at-arms from Peterborough Abbey, Ramsey Abbey.
    Jacobean manor house.

    Higham Ferrers
    Hecham: William Peverel. Market, mill.
    Market town; earthworks of William Peverel's castle.

    Hinton (in Woodford Halse)
    Hintone: Wihtbert from Geoffrey de Mandeville. Mill.
    Manor house.

    Hinton-in-the-Hedges
    Hintone: Arnold from Geoffrey de Mandeville. Mill.
    Secluded.

    Holcot
    Holecote: King's land; Hugh from Countess Judith.

    Holdenby
    Aldenesbi / Aldenestone: Ralph and Ordmer from Count of Mortain. Mill.
    Mill. Charles I was held prisoner in 1647 at Holdenby House.

    Hollowell
    Holewelle: Bishop of Lincoln; Count of Mortain; William Peverel; Gilbert Cook.

    Horton
    Hortone: Thorbern from Bishop of Coutances; Odbert from Walter the Fleimg; Countess Judith and Thorbern from her. Mill.
    Birthplace of Charles Montagu (1661-1715), 1st Earl of Halifax, the Restoration poet and politician.

    Hothorpe
    Udetorp: St. Edmund's Abbey.

    Houghton
    Hohtone: William from Bishop of Bayeux; Robert from William Peverel; Winemar from Countess Judith. Mill.
    Now 2 villages, Great and Little Houghton.

    Hulcote
    Halecote / Hulecote: William Peverel from Bishop of Bayeux; Theobald from Gunfrid de Chocques. Mill.
    On the edge of Easton Neston park; manor farm.

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    Irchester
    Hirecestre / Irencestre: Count of Mortain; William Peverel. Mill.
    Housing estates; a Roman town and Saxon graveyard were unearthed here.

    Irthlingborough
    Erdi(n)burne: Peterborough Abbey and 4 men-at-arms from the Abbey. 2 mills.
    Small industrial town; 14th century bridge.

    Isham
    Hisham / Isham: Walkelin from Bishop of Coutances; Ralph from Guy de Raimbeaucourt; Eustace of Huntingdon. 2 mills, 3 gardens.
    Manor farm.

    Islip
    Islep / Slepe: King's land; Algar from Bishop of Coutances.

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    Kelmarsh
    Cailmarc / Keilmerse: King's land; William Peverel.
    Hall by James Wyatt.

    Kettering
    Cateringe: Peterborough Abbey. 2 mills.
    Market town, a centre of the boot and show industry; Georgian manor house; remains of Roman industrial centre.

    Kilsby
    Chidesbi: Coventry Abbey.
    Lords of manor once had the power to execute felons at nearby Gallows bank.

    King's Sutton
    Su(d)tone: King's land; Godwin the priest and Wulfwin from the king; William from Count of Mortain; Hugh from Hugh of Grandmesnil. 3 mills, market place.
    Large; 14th century church spire; manor house; Mill House farm.

    Kingsthorpe (in Northampton)
    Torp: King's land. 3 mills.
    Absorbed by Northampton; green with ancient spring.

    Kingsthorpe (in Polebrook)
    Chingestrop: 5 men-at-arms from Peterborough Abbey.
    Part of Northampton; remains of medieval moat.

    Kirby
    Chercheberie: Richard.
    Ruins of hall begun in 1570 and added to by Inigo Jones.

    Kislingbury
    Ceselingeberie / Cifelingeberie: Count of Mortain; Geoffrey from Gilbert de Ghent. 2 mills.

    Knuston
    Cnutestone: William Peverel; Winemar from Gunfrid de Chocques. 2 mills.

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    Lamport
    Langeport: St. Edmund's Abbey; Fulchere from Walter the Fleming; Countess Judith. Ash wood.
    Lamport Hall, seat of the Ishams, manor residents since 1560.

    Laxton
    Lastone: William from the king.
    Rebuilt in the late 18th century.

    Lilbourne
    Lilleburne / Lineburn: Count of Mortain; Ralph from the king.
    Roman earthworks nearby.

    Lilford
    Lilleforde: Walter from Countess Judith. Mill.
    Parkland; Jacobean Hall.

    Litchborough
    Liceberge: Evesham Abbey.
    Ironstone; manor house.

    Little Addington
    Alia Edintone: Osmund from Bishop of Coutances.

    Little Harrowden
    Alia Hargindone: Walkelin from Bishop of Coutances.
    Larger than Great Harrowden, despite its name.

    Little Weldon
    Parva Weldone: Hugh d'Ivry.
    Weldon Lodge.

    Loddington
    Lodintone: King's land.
    Jacobean hall.

    Long Buckby
    Buchebi: Alfred from Count of Mortain.
    Small town.

    Lowick
    Ludewic / Luhwic: Edwin and Algar from Bishop of Coutances; Sibold from the king. Mill.
    Drayton House, nearby, has a 13th century crypt.

    Luddington in the Brook
    Lullintone / Lolinctune: Walter from Peterborough Abbey.
    Secluded.

    Lutton
    Lidintone / Ludintone / Lodintune: William from Peterborough Abbey; Ramsey Abbey.
    Quiet; manor house.

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    Maidford
    Merdeford: Hugh from Hugh de Grandmesnil.
    Remains of manor house moat; manor farm.

    Maidwell
    Medewelle: St. Edmund's Abbey; Ansger the Chaplain from the king; Berener from Mainou le Breton.
    Site of manorial fishpond.

    Marston St. Lawrence
    Merestone: Earl Hugh. Mill.
    Manor house. Charles Chauncy, 17th century vicar, became President of Harvard University in the US.

    Marston Trussell
    Mersitone: Hugh from Hugh de Grandmesnil.
    After their Naseby defeat, many Royalists fled here and were massacred.

    Mears Ashby
    Asbi: Countess Judith.
    Church with Saxon carving; manor house.

    Middleton Cheney
    Mideltone: Ralph from Count of Mortain; Earl Hugh; Hugh from Hugh de Grandmesnil.
    Civil War battle was fought here in 1643.

    Milton (in Castor)
    Meletone: Roger from Peterborough Abbey.
    2 standing stones, Little John and Robin Hood.

    Milton Malsor
    Mideltone / Mildetone: William from Geoffrey Alselin. Mill.
    Scattered; manor house.

    Moreton Pinkney
    Mortone: Geoffrey from Giles brother of Ansculf.
    Pretty; scattered homsteads; manor farm.

    Moulton
    Moltone / Mul(e)tone: King's land; William from Robert de Bucy; Grimbald, Bishop and Hugh from Countess Judith. Mill.
    Part of suburban Northampton, Moulton Park was once a Carthusian Monastery.

    Muscott
    Misecote: Count of Mortain.

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    Nassington
    Nassintone: King's land. 2 mills.
    Stone; in Rockingham Forest; 13th century prebendal house; 15th century manor house; church with Saxon nave.

    Nether Heyford
    Hai / Heiford(e): William from Bishop of Bayeux; Count of Mortain and Ralph from him; Sasgar from Gilbert de Ghent. Mill.
    Large; manor house; Roman building in Horestone Meadow.

    Newbottle (near Brackley)
    Niwebotle: Ivo from Hugh de Grandmesnil.
    Manor house; church; cottages.

    Newbottle (in Harrington)
    Neubote: Grestain Abbey. Mill.
    17th century bridge.

    Newton (near Geddington)
    Neutone / Newentone: Gunfrid de Chocques; Thorgar and Lancelin from Countess Judith. 2 mills.
    Peaceful. Also called Newton-in-the-Willows; Elizabethan dovecote.

    Newton Bromswold
    Neuuentone: William from Bishop of Coutances.
    Manor farm.

    Nobottle
    Neubote: William Peverel. Mill; woodland.
    On Roman road; Nobottle Wood; Nobottle House.

    Northampton
    Hantone / Northantone: King's land; 14 derelict burgess's residences out of a total of 61.
    Boot and shoe manufacturing town. Norman churches; traces of castle; medieval market place, rebuilt after 17th century fire.

    Nortoft
    Nortot: Count of Mortain; William Peverel. Mill.
    Nortoft Grange, part of Guilsborough Village.

    Norton (near Daventry)
    Nortone: Count of Meulan. Mill.
    Roman site at Whilton Lodge.

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    Oakley
    Achelau: Lancelin from Countess Judith.
    Now 2 villages of Great and Little Oakley, facing each other across quarries.

    Old Walda
    King's land.
    Also known as Wold.

    Orlingbury
    Ordinbaro: Count of Mortain.
    Queen Anne hall.

    Orton
    Overtone: King's land. 2 mills (with Rockwell).
    Manor farm.

    Oundle
    Undel(e): Peterborough Abbey. Mill (250 eels), market.
    Market town with a public school founded in 1556 by William Laxton, a grocer who became Lord Mayor of London.

    Oxendon
    Ocedone / Oxe(n)done: King's land; Count of Mortain; Ulf from Countess Judith.
    Near the village of Great Oxenden and hamlet of Little Oxendon, the latter on the site of a medieval village.

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    Passenham
    Pas(s)eham / Passonham: King's land and Reginald from the king. Mill.
    17th century manor house and rectory.

    Pattishall
    Pascelle: Walter the Fleming. 2 mills, church.
    Partly Saxon church; Roman Watling Street. Simon de Pattishall supported the barons against King John.

    Paulerspury
    Pirie: Robert from William Peverel. Mill.
    Scattered.

    Peterborough
    Burg: Peterborough Abbey. Mill.
    City, a brickmaking centre, with a fine Norman cathedral begun in 1118.

    Piddington
    Pidentone: Gilbert from Countess Judith.
    Manor farm.

    Pilsgate
    Pillesgate: Peterborough Abbey. Mill.
    Pilsgate Grange.

    Pilton
    Pilchetone: Roger from Peterborough Abbey.

    Pipewell
    Pipewelle: Humphrey from Count of Mortain; Roger from Robert de Tosny; Dodin from Walter the Fleming.

    Pitsford
    Pidesford / Pitesford: Count of Mortain, Fulchere from Walter the Fleming. 2 mills.
    Scattered; Long Barrow nearby.

    Plumpton
    Pluntune: Leofnoth from Walter the Fleming.
    Jacobean manor house.

    Polebrook
    Pochebroc: Eustace and Geoffrey from Peterborough Abbey; Alfred from Eustace of Huntingdon.
    Jacobean hall, early Norman church, probably built by the masons of Peterborough Cathedral.

    Potterspury
    Perie / Pirie: Henry de Ferrers; William Peverel from Countess Judith. Mill.
    Expanding; on Roman Watling Street.

    Preston
    Prestetone: Count of Mortain and Ralph and Nigel from him.
    Now Preston Capes; remains of 11th century castle. Nearby, hamlet of Little Preston.

    Preston Deanery
    Prestone: Winemar from Bishop of Coutances and Countess Judith.
    Scattered.

    Purston
    Pres(te)tone: Count of Mortain; Robert d'Oilly.
    Now 2 hamlets, Great and Little Purston.

    Puxley
    Pocheslai / lei: King's land; William from Bishop of Bayeux.

    Pytchley
    Picteslei / Pi(h)teslea: Azo from Peterborough Abbey; Count of Mortain; William from the king. Mill.
    Jacobean manor house. Lords of the Manor were obliged by ancient tradition to keep hounds here to destroy vermin. The famous pack of hounds was formally established in the mid-18th century.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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