History

The earliest image we have of Chelveston, showing the Green.

The villagers appear to be in their "Sunday Best"!

This part of the website has been set up by the Parish Council to provide information on the history of the parish of Chelveston-cum-Caldecott, that forms part of the ancient hundred of Higham Ferrers in the county of Northamptonshire.

What's in name?

Chelveston (C20), Chelston (C18), Chestone (C15) or Celuestone (1068 - Domesday Book entry).

Caldecott (C20), Caldecote (C18), Calcote (C15) or Caldecote (1068 - Domesday Book entry).

Both names are Anglo-Saxon in origin, Celuestone translates to Céolwulf's farmstead, whilst Caldecote translates to cold or inhospitable cottages.

Timeline

Events, Places and Topics

Village Memories

This section contains memories of village life by residents and former residents of the parish.