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Elkington, Northamptonshire

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Elkington, Northamptonshire

Elkington is a deserted medieval village and civil parish in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England. The village was described as Elkynton and other variants in 1377 having 30 taxpayers over the age of 14. However, in 1412 the village is described as destitute of inhabitants save the seven who were servitors at Pipewell Abbey due to a pestilence believed to be the plague. Today there are no houses left in the village except a single remaining farm.
Administrative CountyNorthamptonshire
Traditional CountyNorthamptonshire
OS GridSP6276
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityNorthamptonshire

Other names by which Elkington, Northamptonshire has been known in the past

Alchinton ~ Archintone

Elkington, Northamptonshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Elkington, par., S. Northamptonshire, on Union Canal, 2 miles SW. of Welford, 1720 ac., pop. 86.

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