[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"FARNDISH, a parish in the hundred of Willey, county Bedford, 5 miles south of Higham Ferrers, and 5 south east of Wellingborough, its post town. It is situated on the north-west border of the county, part of it being in Northamptonshire. There is no village, only a few farmhouses. The tithes have been commuted for land under an Enclosure Act. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £195. The church is a small stone edifice, dedicated to St. Michael."
The church of St. Michael and All Angels is a small building of stone, in the Transitional, Early English and later styles, consisting of chancel, nave and a low western tower rising within the nave, and containing 3 bells : the south doorway is a rich example of the Transition Norman style : a beautiful stained east window was presented by the late Mr. W. H. S. Adcock, of this village, one on the south side by the Rev. Greville Chester, late rector, and there are several other stained windows : in the chancel is a small brass to John Johnston, rector (ob. 1625), being then nearly 100 years old; and there are also inscriptions to the Clark, Adcock and Alderman families : the church plate includes an ancient chalice : there are 69 sittings. The register dates from the year 1587. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]