FROM A LOCAL NORTHAMPTON DIRECTORY, DATED 1861:-
Winwick is a village and parish in the hundred of Guisborough, diocese of Peterborough and archdeaconry of Northampton, distant 78 miles from London and 10 north-east from Daventry, and on a the Grand Union Canal.
The population is 1851 was 155, and the parish consists of about 2,011 acres of land, pasture and arable. The church dedicated to St Michael has a tower, The chancel was rebuilt, at the expense of the present incumbent in 1853, in the early style of English architecture. The living is a rectory, in the gift of the Bishop of Peterborough, and incumbency of the Reverend Alexander Leslie Broomhead M.A. There is a parochial, day, and Sunday School for boys and girls, supported by voluntary contributions; also a neat schoolroom, with the a residence for the mistress attached. There is a charity arising, out of some land, left for the poor in the parish of Cold Ashby, producing £20 which is given to the poor in money at Christmas.
Letters arrive at 11a.m., and despatched at 8.40 p.m.
Binnington, Mrs. Schoolmistress
Boyson, Thomas, parish clerk
Botterell, Stephen, Farmer
Broomhead, Rev. Alexander L M.A. Rector
Burnham, John, farmer
Hensman, William, farmer
Heygate, Charles, farmer
Lovell, Thomas, farmer
Lovell, William W. farmer
Smart, Mr. Thomas, Manor House
Swingler, John, miller
The Friends of Winwick Church are a group of locals, not necessarily of Christian Faith, that wish to keep the Church alive by organising and using the Church for a variety of activities, create an income stream, and ensure it continues as our meeting place.
Besides making people aware of the church, the attention of this website is to attach material that may be of interest to the general public. This has started with sharing the inscriptions on monuments and graves, together with listing information from all Census details for Winwick. I hope you find this interesting but if you have any queries please do not hessitate to contact us atFriends of Winwick.