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[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"CHELLINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Willey, in the county of Bedford, 1 mile south east of Harrold, and 8 north west of Bedford. It is bounded on the west and north by the river Ouse. The living is a rectory annexed to the rectory of Carlton, in the diocese of Ely, value together, £370, in the patronage of Lord Dynevor. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a stone edifice. Here the Baptists have a place of worship. The manorial rights are vested in the trustees of the Dynevor family."
"BRIDGE END, a hamlet in the parish of Chellington, county of Bedfordshire, adjoining Chellington to the north."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- St. Nicholas's Church, Chellington.
- Church of England
- The church of St. Nicholas, pleasantly situated on the summit of a hill, is a building of stone, in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, south porch and a Decorated western tower with broach spire, containing 4 bells: the font, Early English, is a cylindrical basin on circular shafts: there is a parish chest, dated 1667; and inscriptions to William Chaderton A.M. 1724; Rev. Thomas Chaderton A.M. 1735, and to the Bamford family : in the churchyard is a tomb to Sir Robert Darling kt. who, as a boy, it is said, used to keep cows on Chellington Hill; in 1767 he was sheriff of London and Middlesex and in 1768 was elected M.P. for Wendover, as the colleague of Burke; he died 4th August, 1770: the church was restored in 1869 and 1892, and affords 140 sittings. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
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