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Great Barford

GREAT BARFORD

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

"GREAT BARFORD, a parish in the hundred of Barford, in the county of Bedford, 6 miles to the east of Bedford. St. Neot's is its post town. It lies on the north-west bank of the river Ouse, which is navigable, and is crossed by an ancient bridge. The living is a vicarage united with that of Roxton, in the diocese of Ely. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The Wesleyans have a chapel here.

"GREEN END, a hamlet in the parish of Great Barford, county of Bedfordshire, ¼ mile west of Great Barford."

"THE CREAKERS, a single house in the parish of Great Barford, county of Bedfordshire, 1½ miles north west of Great Barford. This house is on the site of an old manor house."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013

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Churches

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Church History

  • Church of England
    • The church of All Saints is a handsome structure chiefly in the Perpendicular style (the tower only being ancient), and consists of chancel, nave, aisles and an embattled western tower with pinnacles and a small lead-covered spire, containing 5 bells: in the chancel is a mural monument to Thomas Anscell, his wife, and family, 1591, with figures in high relief: there is a brass with two effigies, and one loose to John Fitzgef frey, 1535: attached to the chancel is a vault of the Francklin family, and on a marble slab are recorded the names of those deposited therein: the stained east window, erected in 1864, is a memorial to Mr. Arnold, of Great Barford House: the font, of Early English date, is octagonal and supported on four low shafts: the church was repaired and enlarged in 1849 and again enlarged in 1860, and will seat 430 persons. The register dates from the year 1564. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
  • Non-conformist
    • Here is a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1824. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]

Church Records

  • Church of England
    • The parish record transcripts for All Saints are available on microfiche for the period 1564-1812 from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
    • Steven Gibbs has been indexing some of the parish records for Great Barford. The registers and approximate dates covered are Baptisms 1813-1892, Burials 1841-1900, Marriages 1813-1904. Please note that these are not formal transcriptions. He has modified some spellings and corrected obvious mistakes (and omitted some fields, such as officiating clergyman).

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