Easton Maudit

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Easton Maudit is a small village and civil parish in rural Northamptonshire. It takes its name from the Maudit (or Mauduit) family who purchased the estate at what was then just Easton, in 1131. There was no residential landowner in the village until 1578 when the village was acquired by Sir Christopher Yelverton. It is about 8 miles (13 km) east of Northampton town centre,

Coordinates: 52°13′09″N 0°41′57″W / 52.2193°N 0.6992°W / 52.2193; -0.6992

Easton Maudit
Easton Maudit is located in Northamptonshire
Easton Maudit
Easton Maudit
 Easton Maudit shown within Northamptonshire
Population 88 
OS grid reference SP888587
District Wellingborough
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORTHAMPTON
Postcode district NN29
Dialling code 01933
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Wellingborough
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Thomas Percy was made the rector of the parish at the age of 24; he was a friend of Samuel Johnson, who was a frequent visitor to the Rectory.

The Church[edit]

Easton Maudit church - Northamptonshire

The church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.

The church floor was designed by Lord Alwyne Compton, Bishop of Ely, and includes the motto of the Marquesses of Northampton.

Samuel Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith, David Garrick and other members of the Garrick Club, were friends of the then rector and as well as staying in the village worshipped in the church. The chief monument is to Sir Christopher Yelverton, a Speaker of the House of Commons, who composed the prayer which is still said daily in Parliament. Yelverton's son Henry was Attorney-General to James I.

The missing manor house[edit]

The village once housed a manor house. The house was purchased by the Compton family from Castle Ashby and they had the house demolished. All that now remains is the plot of the house surrounded by Lebanon Cedars.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Derek Nimmo the actor lived in and is buried in the graveyard.

Other information[edit]

  • There is a fine set of Roman remains in the village (see link below)
  • Manor Farm riding school is located in the village
  • Outside the churchyard are the remains of a large oak tree - the shell of which is now artificially supported.

External links[edit]

Media related to Easton Maudit at Wikimedia Commons

Other village pictures[edit]