Catalogue description Spratton Local History Society Collection

This record is held by Spratton Local History Society

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Title: Spratton Local History Society Collection

This collection includes a section on the general history of Spratton, UK, biographies of the men from Spratton who fought in the First World War, the Genealogy of the larger families resident in Spratton in the 19th century, an archive of old photos, maps and drawings and details of the society's publicatons.


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Date: Mainly from the 15th to 21st centuries, with a few references to earlier dates.
Held by: Spratton Local History Society, not available at The National Archives

Spratton Local History Society

Administrative / biographical background:

Spratton is a village in Northamptonshire, UK with about 1200 inhabitants.
Spratton Local History Society was founded in 1999 with the aim of bringing together people with an interest in the history of Spratton, Northamptonshire and the surrounding area.
We have regular meetings, undertake local history research and hold exhibitions and events - most recently a commemoration of Spratton men & women who served in the First World War. We have also published six books about the history of Spratton.
People have lived where Spratton now stands since early days. From the Domesday Book we see three French nobles had been granted land in Spratone. Over the centuries a number of families held farms but much of the land was worked communally as open fields until the Enclosures. The Church was in the hands of the Abbey of St. James until Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy, 1534.
As a farming community the village was affected by all the vicissitudes of the agricultural economy right up until the First World War. In Victorian times cottage industries of Lacemaking and outworking for Shoemaking flourished.
For details of our publications, meetings, guided tours or to contact us visit our website:

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