Whiston is a small settlement to the east of Cogenhoe comprising only 25 or so properties contained in two distinct areas.The population was estimated at 211 in the 2010 census.
The smaller group of buildings lies on higher ground around Combe Hill formerly occupied by a single substantial late 19th century house, now divided into separate dwellings
St Mary’s Church with its links to the Catesby family stands alone near to this group. A footpath leads down to the main settlement which consists of mostly former farmhouses including Manor Farmhouse and Place House which are still thatched. Moat Farm forms part of this small settlement.