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Higham Ferrers Index
villages of the Hundred
In the Domesday Book, the village was called Hecham or 'settlement on a hill', and added Ferrers in 1251, (after William de Ferrers who freed the serfs), when it was granted Borough status. It stood on a hill close to the river Nene, and evidence of the Roman occupation was unearthed during archaeological excavations prior to the northern town expansion.

Higham Ferrers was the centre of administration for the Higham Ferrers Hundred parishes.

The villages of the Higham Ferrers Hundred

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Borough of Higham Ferrers Health & Welfare
Church & Brief History St James' Chapel & Hospital
Charter of Wm de Ferrers 1251 Ambulance Corps 1898
Charters conserved Infant Deaths 1871-1893
Inhabitants 1590s Accidents
Freeholders 1605 St John Ambulance Brigade
Borough Settlements 1619-42
Owners of Arms 1660
Mayors 1723-1975 Northampton Hospital 1744-1773
Freemen of the Borough 1789 Typhoid
Market Cross Vaccination 1890
Corporation Meeting Cottage Hospital Scheme
Council Meetings - news reports Snippets
Charity Welfare Centre
Birthday Book 1907 Old People's Welfare Committee
Absent Voters 1927 + 1933
Election History
700th Charter Anniversary 1951
Street Plan 1591
Council Officials 1951 Poll Books 1702:1705:1730:1748:1806
Freemen of the Borough 1935-1951 1721 plan
Festival of Britain 1951 Deeds at NRO
Photogallery 1951 Fitzwilliam Estate
Ancient Tenement, Wood Street
Sale in 1914 (with plans and photographs)
Town Council Meeting 1948 After 1916 Blizzard
Housing Stock 1957 Survey - 1965
Amalgamation? 1964 Higham Ferrers by Hugh Barty-King
The Queen's visit 1965 Brief Village History & Trade Directories
Mayor's Annual Fair c.1975 Manor Court
Features of the Town c.1978 Council Meetings - news reports
Official Town Guide c.1978 A Gallery of Photographs
The Queen's visit 1985 Library
'Mapestry' 2012 Postcards
High Street - College Street Then & Now
Photo Gallery 2012 The Walnut Tree - postcards
Registrar of Births etc. The Walnut Tree - a poem
Tokens, Medals & Coins The Wharf
Weather - see under Rushden
Coffee House & Reading-room
Church Parish Rooms
St Mary's Church - mainpage Demolition

Meeting Houses

Dovecotes
Bedehouse & Bedesmen Miscellaneous notes
Compton Census 1676 Tokens, Medals & Coins
Religious Census 1851 Artistic drawings
YMCI
Tollbar Estate - Council housing
New Vicarage 1955 Rushden & Higham Mourn the King 1952
Development plans 1956
Non-conformity Re-numbering Streets 1956>
Wesleyan Chapel Amalgamation?
Employment Statistics
District Statisitics - Births & Deaths
Band of Hope Union & Outing 1898
Aerial View 2002
Baptist Mission Benchmarks
Temperance Listed Buildings
Memorial Garden 2019

Commerce Land, Property & Taxation
Index Manor House
Co-operative Society Mills
Trade Directories mainpage Hearth Tax
Window Tax 1750
Land Tax 1801
Adverts Almshouses
Chamber of Trade [under Rushden] Bedehouse & Bedesmen
Chemists Parish Rooms - VAD - Library
Inns Campbell House
Council Housing 1947
Housing Sold 1947
John White Close 1951
Licensing Deeds at NRO
Post Office Fitzwilliam Estate
Shops - gallery Freehold Land Society
Telephone 1906/7 Sales
Trade Snippets
New Vicarage 1955
Shoe Trade - more under Rushden
Re-numbering Streets 1956>
People
Index
A Gallery of Photographs
'Jolley' Memorial Found
Utilities
Pack Family & Co-op Boot Factory
Gas Company - Amalgamation? Nicknames in the 1920s
Gas - Electricity - Water - under Rushden Obituaries
Electricity at Higham Upton Family
Birthday Book 1907
Memories of Mary Fennell

Education Sport & Leisure
Grammar School Coffee House & Reading-room
Board School - mainpage Prize Fight 1885
Lecture 1890 Football Contest 1886 - 16 local teams
County Scholarships

Football Club - mainpage

Campbell House School Higham Ferrers Town Sports Ltd
Workers Education Assoc. Chichele Society
Combined Brigades Rally

Cricket
Events, Fetes and Carnivals (in date order) Cycling Club
Fat Stock Show 1889 'Excelsiors' Football
Feast 1890 Ferrers Tennis Club
Japanese Carnival 1901 St Mary's Football Team
Coronation 1902
Alan Cobham & Aeroplane
Bazaar 1904 Wesleyan Sunday School Football
Tickets - various events Fitzwilliam Hunt 1951
Cycle Parade 1909 Free Gardeners - Grape Vine Lodge
Coronation 1911 Lancaster Lodge - A O of Buffaloes
Fete and Sports 1912 Leisure - snippets
Parade and Concert pictures c1920 Library - Poem - Closure
Market Day 1924 Cubs & Scouts
Pageant 1925 Scouts
Hospital Day 1930 Outings
Pageant 1936 'Material Girls'
Parade 1937 Pony & Galloway Races 1922
Market Day Queens 1937 Recreation Ground
Alan Cobham & Aeroplane Rushden & Higham Rugby Club
Carnivals Townswomens' Guild 1948
Co-op Outings 1950s Trefoil Guild
Coronation Festivities 1953 Band Club
1977 Queen's Silver Jubilee Rotary Club
1965 The Queen's Visit Working Mens' Club
1985 Queen Visits Duchy Estates Youth Club

Fire, Police & Crime Transport
Presentments 1693-1790 Railway
Prisoners - Calendars Toll Gate House
Quarter Sessions Cases Traffic lights
Court Reports Old Car from Higham Ferrers?
Assoc. for Prosecution of Felons United Counties
Fire Brigade
Fire 1882 War & Wartime
Firemen - Competitions Civil War Money 1643
Index of Fires Militia Lists
PC Powell Boer War
St John Ambulancemen Boer War
Genealogy Volunteers 'H' Company
Census War Memorial
Wills Index
WWI
Soldiers Notes WWI
Badgers Licences (traders) Rolls of Honour - fundraising
Gamekeepers Roll of Honour at Charles Parker's
Hair Powder Certificates 1796/7 Prisoners of War
Inquests Index (N'ptonshire reports)
Belgian Refugees
Parish Registers Special Constables
Territorials - see under Rushden
Obituaries Index Tribunals
Board of Guardians Wartime Fire Brigade
Dates and Abbreviations Air Raid Precautions
Deeds at NRO Armistice Commemoration Service
Trade Directories mainpage V A D Hospital

VTC 1915
Miscellaneous Blackberry Picking 1918
Autograph Collection?
WWII
Spitfire Fund - see under Rushden
Assoc. for Prosecution of Felons War Weapons Week - see under Rushden
Book Collections WWII - see under Rushden
WGS Roll of Honour - see under Rushden
News Clips Soldiers Notes WWII
Index Page D F C Awards
Wartime snippets
Territorials - see under Rushden
Poems
Higham Ferrers - Pat Bird Those Who Served
Library closure - Susan Waters Victory Day - 1946
Poppy Tree - Susan Waters VJ Party in Westfield Street


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