Geographical and Historical information from the year 1831.
[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1831]
(unless otherwise stated)
"LITTLE BARFORD, a parish in the hundred of BIGGLESWADE, county of BEDFORD, 2½ miles south-west from St. Neots, containing 123 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at £13.16. 3., and in the patronage of the Rev. John Alington. The church, dedicated to St Mary, is an ancient building with a Norman arch over the south door, and a curious wooden screen between the nave and the chancel. The river Ouse forms the western boundary of the parish. Nicholas Rowe, the dramatic writer, and poet-laureat to George I., was a native of this place; he was buried with much pomp in Westminster abbey in 1718."
[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards ©2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson ©2013]