"NAPTON-ON-THE-HILL, a parish in the Southam division of Knightlow hundred, county Warwick, 3 miles S.E. of Southam, its post town. The village, which is small, is situated on the road from Warwick to Northampton, and near the confluence of the Napton and Oxford canals, the latter having a large reservoir here. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. Napton-on-the-Hill is within the jurisdiction of the county court of Southam, and was once a market town. The land is chiefly in pasture, with a small proportion of arable and woodland. The impropriate tithes are said to have been granted by Queen Elizabeth to Robert Earl of Leicester, by whom they were given as an endowment for the hospital founded by him at Warwick."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]