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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
Chichele College Accidents
Inhabitants 1590s St John Ambulance Brigade
Freeholders 1605
Borough Settlements 1619-42
Owners of Arms 1660 Northampton Hospital 1744-1773
Mayors 1723-1975 Typhoid
Freemen of the Borough 1789 Vaccination 1890
Market Cross Cottage Hospital Scheme
Patent 1865 Snippets
Corporation Meeting Welfare Centre
Council Meetings - news reports Old People's Welfare Committee
Birthday Book 1907 History
Absent Voters 1927 + 1933 Archaeology
Elections Chichele College & in 2021
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 Town Hall
Photogallery 1951 Deeds at NRO
Ancient Tenement, Wood Street Fitzwilliam Estate
Town Council Meeting 1948 Rushden and Higham Ferrers
Housing Stock 1957
Sale in 1914 (with plans and photographs)
Amalgamation? 1964 After 1916 Blizzard
The Queen's visit 1965 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 1985 Council Meetings - news reports
'Mapestry' 2012 A Gallery of Photographs
High Street - College Street Library
Photo Gallery 2012 Postcards
Registrar of Births etc. Then & Now
Tokens, Medals & Coins The Walnut Tree - postcards
The Walnut Tree - a poem
Church The Wharf
St Mary's Church - mainpage Weather - see under Rushden

Meeting Houses

Coffee House & Reading-room
Bedehouse & Bedesmen Parish Rooms
Bedeswomen Demolition
Compton Census 1676 Dovecotes
Religious Census 1851 Miscellaneous notes
YMCI Tokens, Medals & Coins
New Vicarage 1955 Artistic drawings

Tollbar Estate - Council housing
Non-conformity Rushden & Higham Mourn the King 1952
Wesleyan Chapel Development plans 1956
Re-numbering Streets 1956>
Band of Hope Union & Outing 1898
Employment Statistics
Baptist Mission District Statisitics - Births & Deaths
Temperance Aerial View 2002
Commerce Listed Buildings
Index Memorial Garden 2019
Co-operative Society
Trade Directories mainpage Land, Property & Taxation
Manor House
Adverts Hearth Tax
Chamber of Trade [under Rushden] Window Tax 1750
Chemists Land Tax 1801
Inns Almshouses
Bedehouse & Bedesmen
Parish Rooms - VAD - Library
Campbell House
Licensing Council Housing 1947
Post Office Housing Sold 1947
John White Close 1951
Shops - gallery Deeds at NRO
Telephone 1906/7 Fitzwilliam Estate
Trade Snippets Freehold Land Society
Shoe Trade - more under Rushden Sales

New Vicarage 1955
Re-numbering Streets 1956>

Gas Company - Amalgamation? A Gallery of Photographs
Gas - Electricity - Water - under Rushden 'Jolley' Memorial Found
Electricity at Higham Pack Family & Co-op Boot Factory
Nicknames in the 1920s
Education Obituaries
Grammar School Upton Family
Board School - mainpage Birthday Book 1907
Lecture 1890 Memories of Mary Fennell
Boot & Shoe 1893
County Scholarships Sport & Leisure
Campbell House School Coffee House & Reading-room
Workers Education Assoc. Prize Fight 1885
Football Contest 1886 - 16 local teams
Events, Fetes and Carnivals (in date order)

Football Club - mainpage

Fat Stock Show 1889
Higham Ferrers Town Sports Ltd
Feast 1890 Castle Field
Japanese Carnival 1901 Chichele Society
Coronation Day 1902 Combined Brigades Rally
Bazaar 1904 Cricket
Tickets - various events Cycling Club
Cycle Parade 1909
'Excelsiors' Football
Coronation Day 1911 Ferrers Tennis Club
Events St Mary's Football Team
Fete and Sports 1912 Alan Cobham & Aeroplane
Parade and Concert pictures c1920 Wesleyan Sunday School Football
Market Day 1924 Fitzwilliam Hunt 1951
Pageant 1925 Free Gardeners - Grape Vine Lodge
Hospital Day 1930 Lancaster Lodge - A O of Buffaloes
Parade 1935 Leisure - snippets
Pageant 1936 Library - mainpage
Parade 1937 Cubs & Scouts
Market Day Queens 1937 Scouts
Market Days Outings
Alan Cobham & Aeroplane 'Material Girls'
Carnivals Pony & Galloway Races 1922
Co-op Outings 1950s Recreation Ground
Coronation Festivities 1953 Rushden & Higham Rugby Club
1977 Queen's Silver Jubilee Townswomens' Guild 1948
1965 The Queen's Visit Trefoil Guild
1985 Queen Visits Duchy Estates Band Club
Programmes Rotary Club
Working Mens' Club
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
Bedeswoman & December Song - Susan Waters
A Time to Dance - Susan Waters

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