The Church at Chelveston, in 2005
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Chelveston is a small village in Northamptonshire, England forming part of the East Northamptonshire district. It is about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Higham Ferrers and 7 miles (11.3 km) east of Wellingborough on the B645 (former A45 road) from Higham Ferrers to St Neots. To the south is the hamlet of Caldecott and the settlement of Chelston Rise which together comprise the civil parish of Chelveston cum Caldecott. The population is now included in the civil parish of Chelveston cum Caldecott.
The last lords of the manor of Chelveston were the Disbrowe family, and the last lord, Lt. Col. Henry Edward Disbrowe Disbrowe-Wise CBE, who had inherited the title from his mother, sold off the last of the family's estate properties in Chelveston at auction in July 1919. Disbrowe-Wise moved to other family properties in South Derbyshire. The parish church is dedicated to St John the Baptist and is mostly 13th century. The north arcade is 1849-50 by Edmund Francis Law, a Northampton architect.
Formerly the village's two room school with adjacent schoolmasters house, the school was closed in 1967 and was re-opened in 1972 as the Village Hall. In 2014 it was refurbished and extended with new toilets, shower and kitchen facilities.
- Poplar Farmhouse (Grade II) 17th century
- Manor Farmhouse (Grade II) 18th century
- Manor Farmhouse, Barn (Grade II) 18th century
- Duchy Farmhouse (Grade II) 17th century
- Church of St John The Baptist (Grade II*) 13th century
- The Cottage (Grade II) 18th century
- In 1801 there were 266 persons
- In 1831 there were 332 persons
- In 1841 there were 288 persons
- In 2011 there were 566 persons
Beyond Caldecott is a settlement of 50 houses which were formerly used by the US Air Force to house families working at nearby bases. The site is now owned by Area Estates Ltd. Some of the houses have been privately rented out and others sold privately. This community has been renamed Chelston Rise (from the old name for Chelveston).
- Ringstead, Keyston, Stanwick, Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Thrapston, Hargrave, Irthlingborough, Newton Bromswold, Raunds, Wellingborough
- Lords of the Manor, Chelveston-pc.gov.uk
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1961). The Buildings of England – Northamptonshire. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-300-09632-3.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- National Heritage List for England (Historic England)
- William Whellan & Co. (1849). History, Gazetteer and Directory Northamptonshire. Whittaker & Co. p. 885.
- Office for National Statistics, Census
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