[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1835] (unless otherwise stated)
"HOLWELL, a parish in the hundred of CLIFTON, county of BEDFORD, 3 miles (N. W. by N.) from Hitchin, containing 179 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at £7. 9. 7 - Radcliff, Esq. was patron in 1810."