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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
Patent 1865 Cottage Hospital Scheme
Corporation Meeting Snippets
Council Meetings - news reports Welfare Centre
Charity Old People's Welfare Committee
Birthday Book 1907
Absent Voters 1927 + 1933 History
Elections Archaeology
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
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
New Vicarage 1955
Tollbar Estate - Council housing
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
Freehold Land Society
Shops - gallery Sales
Telephone 1906/7
New Vicarage 1955
Trade Snippets Re-numbering Streets 1956>
Shoe Trade - more under Rushden Re-development

A Gallery of Photographs
'Jolley' Memorial Found
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
Education Memories of Mary Fennell
Grammar School
Board School - mainpage Sport & Leisure
Lecture 1890 Coffee House & Reading-room
County Scholarships Prize Fight 1885
Campbell House School Football Contest 1886 - 16 local teams
Workers Education Assoc.

Football Club - mainpage

Higham Ferrers Town Sports Ltd
Events, Fetes and Carnivals (in date order) Chichele Society
Fat Stock Show 1889 Combined Brigades Rally
Feast 1890 Cricket
Japanese Carnival 1901 Cycling Club
Coronation Day 1902
'Excelsiors' Football
Bazaar 1904 Ferrers Tennis Club
Tickets - various events St Mary's Football Team
Cycle Parade 1909 Alan Cobham & Aeroplane
Coronation Day 1911 Wesleyan Sunday School Football
Events Fitzwilliam Hunt 1951
Fete and Sports 1912 Free Gardeners - Grape Vine Lodge
Parade and Concert pictures c1920 Lancaster Lodge - A O of Buffaloes
Market Day 1924 Leisure - snippets
Pageant 1925 Library - Poem - Closure
Hospital Day 1930 Cubs & Scouts
Parade 1935 Scouts
Pageant 1936 Outings
Parade 1937 'Material Girls'
Market Day Queens 1937 Pony & Galloway Races 1922
Market Day 1940 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
Soldiers Notes WWI
Apprenticeship 1796 Rolls of Honour - fundraising
Badgers Licences (traders) Roll of Honour at Charles Parker's
Gamekeepers Prisoners of War
Hair Powder Certificates 1796/7 Belgian Refugees
Inquests Index (N'ptonshire reports)
Special Constables
Naturalisation Certificates Territorials - see under Rushden
Parish Registers Tribunals
Wartime Fire Brigade
Obituaries Index Air Raid Precautions
Board of Guardians Armistice Commemoration Service
Dates and Abbreviations V A D Hospital
Deeds at NRO VTC 1915
Trade Directories mainpage Blackberry Picking 1918

Spitfire Fund - see under Rushden
Autograph Collection? War Weapons Week - see under Rushden
Assoc. for Prosecution of Felons 1810 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
Poems Territorials - see under Rushden
Higham Ferrers - Pat Bird
College Gardens - Susan Waters Those Who Served
Library closure - Susan Waters Victory Day - 1946
Poppy Tree - Susan Waters VJ Party in Westfield Street

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