This was at the corner of Church Road and Brixworth Road, but has since been demolished. It was "a neat, brick house" built in 1704 by the vicar of that time, Rev Royle Bateman, and lived in by the next five vicars until Rev J Llewelyn Roberts (1863) bought Spratton House and lived there, leasing out the house to two farmers, first to Andrew Pearson and then to Martin Cotton, before becoming a vicarage again when Rev George Raw returned there in 1907.The present vicarage was built in 1960, when this house was demolished.
Associated with the vicarage was Vicarage Farm, which appears not to have had a separate farmhouse (the farmer living in the 'vicarage' after 1864, when Roberts bought Spratton Hall and used that as his residence). A barn (now converted) still stands as No 6 Brixworth Road, and can be seen behind other farm buildings flanking the Brixworth Road (which were demolished when the corner was 'cut' off). This was the base for farming all the Church land, 57 acres due west crossing the A5199, and 86.5 acres in the south-east quadrant. It was farmed by Mrs Ann Bosworth from the late 1700s until her death in 1832, when Thomas Wright Bosworth took this over, with the Bosworths probably farming it until about 1880 (but with no need to live here). Martin Pearson was the next tenant (and he lived in the vicarage) followed, in about 1898, by Martin John Cotton. In 1935 Henry Hammond was farming it, and the family continued so doing until 1962 when Cowley took it on. The land to the east of the A5199 was developed by the Church in the late 1960s (Gorse Road etc.), and the land to the west of the A5199 is now farmed by Joan Tice of Teeton.
The steps (also since removed) to the Kings Head are on the right
Indenture (i.e. conveyance) re Baptist Chapel below Kings Head in Brixworth Rd, dated 1-12-1843, between Williams Ekins (of Brixworth) selling for £140 to Richard Baker (farmer), Thomas Warner (Baptist Minister), Williams Adams (farmer), Richard Letts, Thomas Coleman (blacksmith), John White (labourer), Henry Clarke (shoemaker), Thomas Lebutt (brazier), to be used by the these parties in Trust as a Chapel and Meeting House 'as a place of public religious worship for the service of God by Protestant Dissenters called the Independent and particular Baptists. William Capell (Innkeeper - of the Kings Head) was also a party to the deed acquiring a 4 ft wide strip to the north of the Ekins property to be used as a roadway and to be separated by a stone wall erected at Capell's expense.
It includes the following in its Schedule:
9-10/4/1790. Indenture of release and lease between Major Dyke and Hannah his wife, transferring the lease to William Maine, with William Johnson a third party
31st George 3rd 1791. Extract of Fine between William Johnson (Plaintiff), Major Dyke and Hannah plus Anthony Bradley and Mary his wife (Defendants)
23-24 March 1810. Indentures of release and lease, between William Maine, transferring or selling the lease to John Walton, with Jeremiah Briggs a third party.
29-9-1818. Attested copy Indenture Mortgage between John Walton, and Thomas Knight
16-6-1823. Attested copy Indenture between Thomas Knight, Thomas Bunting, and John Walton
21-22/12/1829. Indentures of lease and release and appointment between John Walton, transferring or selling the lease to John Brettell and Thomas Sharp
23-24/6/1831. Indentures of lease and release between John Brettell and Thomas Sharp, transferring or selling the lease to Thomas Underwood, Joseph Ridings Brown, Benjamin Dawson Norton with John Walton as another party
10-11/2/1841. Indenture of lease and release between Thomas Underwood, Joseph Ridings Brown, Benjamin Dawson Norton, transferring or selling the lease to Williams Ekins, with Thomas Cave Hall as a third party
October 1843. Deed Poll under the hands of Thomas Underwood, Joseph Ridings Brown, Benjamin Dawson Norton.
It is probable that the building on the site in 1843 was re-faced at this time.
There was a Baptist Meeting House (Mercury 21 March 1840) earlier than 1843, capable of holding 300 people, This (adjoining the Kings Head) was for sale (Mercury 2 July 1842)