[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]

"LUTTON, (or Luddington-in-the-wold), a parish partly in the hundred of Willybrook, county Northampton, and partly in that of Normancross, county Hunts, 5 miles east of Oundle, its post town, and 6 south-west of Yaxley. It is a small agricultural place. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough, value with that of Washingley annexed, £220. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. The parochial charities produce about £11 per annum. The Wesleyans have a chapel. Earl Fitzwilliam is lord of the manor.

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013


  • Monumental inscriptions of this parish have not yet been recorded by the Northamptonshire FHS.


  • The full 1841 Census of Lutton Parish is available as fiche set C90.
  • The full 1851 Census of Lutton Parish is available as fiche set C40.
  • A surname index of the 1881 Census of the Oundle Registration District of Northamptonshire, in which Lutton was enumerated (RG11/1584, Folios 96a - 99b), and which took place on 3rd April 1881, is available, as fiche set C1.
  • A full transcription of the 1891 Census of the Huntingdonshire (Miscellaneous Parishes) Registration District in which Lutton was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, is available as fiche set C16.
  • The above mentioned fiche are available from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.


  • St. Peter's Church, Old Hurst.

Church History

  • The church of St. Peter has a chancel, nave with aisles, south porch and west tower. Apart from the tower, the parapets elsewhere are plain, and the roofs are low pitched and leaded. The church stands on the north side of a triangular space at the junction of three roads, around which the village is built.
  • None of the church seems older that c.1220, but two fragments of 12th century detail are built into the chancel arch and the east end of the south aisle. In the north wall of the tower is part of a cross slab with interlaced ornament of Saxon date. The chancel and north arcade of the nave date from around 1220, whilst the south arcade belongs to the end of that century, and the aisle walls are probably of the same date as their respective arcades. The embattled tower is a 15th century addition.
  • There are photographs and further information on St. Peter's Church on Rob's Churches website.

Church Records

  • The registers are still retained within the church.
  • Bishop's Transcripts: 1707-18, 1729-1870 are at the Northamptonshire Record Office.

Civil Registration

  • The parish of Lutton was in the Oundle Registration District of Northamptonshire from 1st July 1837. It is still under Oundle.




You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL113878 (Lat/Lon: 52.47679, -0.362698), Lutton which are provided by:


Military History

  • The war memorial with detailed information about those who fell is available on the Roll of Honour site for Huntingdonshire.

Names, Geographical

  • Lidintone (xi cent.),
  • Lodington,
  • Ludinton (xii cent.),
  • Luddington-in-the-Wold,
  • or Ludington (until the beginning of the xv cent. when 'Lutton' begins to be used occasionally).

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • The parish of Lutton was in the Thrapston Union of Northamptonshire for Poor Law administration.


  • Population in 1801 - 155.
  • Population in 1851 - 174 (Northamptonshire); 25 (Huntingdonshire).
  • Population in 1901 - 170.
  • Population in 1951 - 271.
  • Population in 1971 - 180.
  • Population in 1991 - 137.