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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
Inhabitants 1590s Infant Deaths 1871-1893
Freeholders 1605 Accidents
Borough Settlements 1619-42 St John Ambulance Brigade
Owners of Arms 1660
Mayors 1723-1975
Freemen of the Borough 1789 Northampton Hospital 1744-1773
Market Cross Vaccination 1890
Corporation Meeting Cottage Hospital Scheme
Council Meetings - news reports Snippets
Charity Welfare Centre
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 Fitzwilliam Estate
Photogallery 1951
Sale in 1914 (with plans and photographs)
Ancient Tenement, Wood Street After 1916 Blizzard
Town Council Meeting 1948 Survey - 1965
Mayor's Annual Fair c.1975 Higham Ferrers by Hugh Barty-King
Features of the Town c.1978 Brief Village History & Trade Directories
Official Town Guide c.1978 Manor Court
The Queen's visit 1965 Council Meetings - news reports
The Queen's visit 1985 A Gallery of Photographs
Housing Stock 1957 Postcards
'Mapestry' 2012 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
Church Coffee House & Reading-room
St Mary's Church - mainpage Parish Rooms

Meeting Houses

Bedehouse & Bedesmen Dovecotes
Compton Census 1676
Miscellaneous notes
Religious Census 1851 Tokens, Medals & Coins
YMCI Artistic drawings
Tollbar Estate - Council housing
Non-conformity Development plans 1956
Wesleyan Chapel Rushden & Higham Mourn the King 1952
Employment Statistics

District Statisitics - Births & Deaths
Band of Hope Union & Outing 1898 Aerial View 2002
Baptist Mission Benchmarks
Temperance Listed Buildings

Commerce Land, Property & Taxation
Index Mills
Co-operative Society Hearth Tax
Trade Directories Window Tax 1750
Land Tax 1801
Adverts Bedehouse & Bedesmen
Chamber of Trade [under Rushden] Housing Sold 1947
Chemists Council Housing 1947
Inns John White Close 1951

Fitzwilliam Estate
Freehold Land Society
Licensing Sales
Post Office
Shops - gallery People
Telephone 1906/7 Index
Trade Snippets A Gallery of Photographs
Shoe Trade 'Jolley' Memorial Found
Pack Family & Co-op Boot Factory
Nicknames in the 1920s
Upton Family
Sport & Leisure
Gas Company - Amalgamation? Coffee House & Reading-room
Gas - Electricity - Water - under Rushden Prize Fight 1885
Electricity at Higham Football Contest 1886 - 16 local teams

Football Club - mainpage

Higham Ferrers Town Sports Ltd
Grammar School Combined Brigades Rally
Board School - mainpage Cricket
Lecture 1890 Cycling Club
County Scholarships 'Excelsiors' Football
Campbell House School Ferrers Tennis Club
Workers Education Assoc. St Mary's Football Team

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

Fire, Police & Crime War & Wartime
Presentments 1693-1790 Civil War Money 1643
Prisoners - Calendars Militia Lists
Quarter Sessions Cases Boer War
Court Reports St John Ambulancemen Boer War
Assoc. for Prosecution of Felons Volunteers 'H' Company
Fire Brigade War Memorial
Fire 1882
Soldiers Notes WWI
Firemen - Competitions Roll of Honour
Index of Fires Roll of Honour at Charles Parker's
PC Powell Prisoners of War
Belgian Refugees
Special Constables

Territorials - see under Rushden
Genealogy Tribunals
Census Wartime Fire Brigade
Wills Index Armistice Commemoration Service
Badgers Licences (traders) V A D Hospital
Gamekeepers VTC 1915
Hair Powder Certificates 1796/7 Blackberry Picking 1918
Inquests Index (Northampton reports)
Spitfire Fund - see under Rushden
Parish Registers War Weapons Week - see under Rushden
Book Collections WWII - see under Rushden
Obituaries Index WGS Roll of Honour - see under Rushden
Board of Guardians Soldiers Notes WWII
D F C Awards
Miscellaneous Wartime snippets
Autograph Collection? Territorials - see under Rushden
Assoc. for Prosecution of Felons
Those Who Served
News Clips Victory Day - 1946
Index Page VJ Party in Westfield Street

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