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GOLDINGTON

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

"GOLDINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Barford, county Bedford, 2 miles N.E. of Bedford, its post town, and 10 south west of St. Neot's. It is situated on the banks of the river Ouse. A castle was built here in early times, and a priory was founded by the Beauchamp family in the reign of Henry II. At the Dissolution its revenues were returned at £343 15s. 5d. The village is built round an open green of about 20 acres in extent. The surface is pleasantly diversified with hill and dale, and the soil remarkably rich. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £270. The church is a small edifice of stone, with steeple cased with lead. It is dedicated to St. Mary, and contains a stone font and two brasses of the 16th century. The parochial charities produce about £14 per annum. The Wesleyans have a chapel, and there is a National school for both sexes. Goldington Lodge is the principal residence. There are considerable ruins of the old priory, and an ancient fortification called Castle Hill."

"ELMS FARM, a farmhouse in the parish of Goldington, county of Bedfordshire, ¾ mile north north east of Goldington. (This is now (2010) a well developed suburb of Bedford)"

"GOLDINGTON BURY, a hamlet in the parish of Goldington, county of Bedfordshire, ¼ mile east of Goldington."

"GOLDINGTON HIGHFIELDS, a hamlet in the parish of Goldington, county of Bedfordshire, 3 miles east of Goldington, the site of Risinghoe Castle."

"PUTNOE FARM, a farmhouse in the parish of Goldington, county of Bedfordshire, 1 mile north of Goldington. (This is now (2010) a well developed suburb of Bedford)

"RISINGHOE, a hamlet in the parish of Goldington, county of Bedfordshire, 1 miles north north east of Goldington."

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

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