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BLUNHAM

[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]

"BLUNHAM, a parish in the hundred of Wixamtree, in the county of Bedford, 8 miles to the east of Bedford. St. Neot's is its post town. It lies between the rivers Ouse and Ivel, the former of which bounds it on the west, the latter on the east The hamlet of Moggerhanger belongs to this parish, and has a district church of its own recently erected. Blunham was formerly a market town, the inhabitants having obtained a grant of a market and fair early in the 14th century. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, of the value of £731, in the patronage of Earl de Grey. The church contains some monuments of the Longuevilles and Bursalls, and is dedicated to St. Edmund. There is a chapel belonging to the Baptists. The principal seats are Blunham House, the residence of Sir C. Payne, Bart., and Blunham Park."

"MOGGERHANGER, (or Muggerhanger or other spellings) a hamlet in the parish of Blunham, hundred of Wixamtree, county Bedford, 4½ miles north of Biggleswade. It is situated between the rivers Ivel and Ouse. Colonel Godfrey Thornton is lord of the manor.

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2003

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