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Lidlington

LIDLINGTON

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

"LIDLINGTON, (or Litlington), a parish in the hundred of Redbornestoke, county Bedford, 3½ miles north west of Ampthill. It is a station on the Bletchley and Bedford branch of the London and North-Western railway. The manor of Goldington, in this parish, was for many generations the seat of the Goldington family. The village is chiefly agricultural. The impropriation belongs to the Duke of Bedford. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely, value £88. The church, dedicated to All Saints, contains an ancient tomb with the brass effigy of a knight in armour. The Wesleyans have a place of worship, and there is a school with a small endowment.

"BOUGHTON END, a hamlet in the parish of Lidlington, county of Bedfordshire, ½ mile south of Lidlington."

"SHEEPSTICK END, a hamlet in the parish of Lidlington, county of Bedfordshire, ½ mile north west of Lidlington."

"THRUP END, a farm house in the parish of Lidlington, county of Bedfordshire, ½ mile north of Lidlington."

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

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Census

Churches

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    Church History

    • Church of England
      • The old church of St. Margaret, prettily situated on a hill, is an edifice of brick and stone, consisting of chancel and nave end a tower containing 1 bell: in the church are two ancient memorial tablets of the Platt family, a stone inscribed to Richard Jones, citizen and grocer of London, 1669, and a mutilated brass, with figures : in the churchyard is an elegant marble tomb to Mrs. William Charles Cavendish Bentinck, of Rid gmont: this church is now used for burial purposes only. The new church of Lidlington, given to the parish by the 9th Duke of Bedford, and opened in Nov. 1886, is of sandstone in the Early Decorated style, and consists of chancel, transepts and nave: there are 400 sittings. The register dates prior to the year 1554. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
    • Non-conformist
      • There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]

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    Description and Travel

    • A charity given by Thomas Johnson is partly for the education and clothing for six aged men and women, but a portion of the income, amounting to about £45 yearly, is devoted to various charitable purposes. Some of the inhabitants are engaged in lace making. The Duke of Bedford is lord of the manor and chief landowner. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
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