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.


Events, Places and Topics

Village Memories

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

World War 1 project

The WW1 Project [running from Aug 2014 to Nov 2018] - in common with many other villages, the WW1 project is looking into the background of those men listed on the war memorial and, additionally, those who served and survived.

The intended outcomes are a booklet of all the information recorded and a new memorial in the chancel of the parish church. If you are a relative of one of the men listed here or if you know of someone who was born / lived in the parish and served, but isn't listed, we would be grateful for any information, esp. images, that you are prepared to share.