Parish of Laxton

 

Laxton Church

 

The Parish of Laxton is part of the Benefice of King's Cliffe, Bulwick and Blatherwycke, Collyweston, Easton-on-the-Hill and Laxton.  Our Vicar is Revd Philip Davies.  Further information can be found by clicking on the buttons above.

The church of All Saints, Laxton stands overlooking the village from the highest point in the county between the River Welland and the Willow Brook. The architecture is Early English and it is built from local limestone. It was rebuilt in 1867 by the 8th Lord Carbery who, as the inscription on a tablet in the chancel states, “designed the stonework of the windows, rebuilt the chancel, added the north aisle and himself carved the pulpit, also the exterior cross above the gable and bull’s head above the chancel.”

The village name is said to be derived from Leax’s settlement or Lax’s tun (farm) and is of Viking origin. It is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 AD as Lastone. The village was rebuilt by the Evan’s family, Lords Carbery, beginning before 1800.