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Little Staughton


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

"LITTLE STAUGHTON, a parish in the hundred of Stodden, county Bedford, 3½ miles south east of Kimbolton, and 10 from Bedford. St. Neot's is its post town. The village, which is small, is wholly agricultural. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £200, in the patronage of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The Baptists have a place of worship.

"GREEEN END, a hamlet in the parish of Little Staughton, the hundred of Willey, county Bedford, ½ mile north of Little Staughton."

"WEST END, a hamlet in the parish of Little Staughton, the hundred of Willey, county Bedford, ½ mile south west of Little Staughton."

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



  • The 1851 Census Index for Little Staughton can be found in the 1851 Index to Census of Bedfordshire, Volume 2, Book 1 available from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
  • The full 1891 Census of Little Staughton Parish is available as fiche set C14 from the Huntingdonshire FHS.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Little Staughton area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • Church of England
    • The church, supposed to have been dedicated to St. Margaret, is a building in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, south aisle with south porch and an embattled western tower of four stages, with octagonal spire, relieved by two tiers of dormers and containing. 5 bells: on the north side of the chancel is a canopied sepulchral recess, with quatrefoils on the wall below; and in the south aisle a hagioscope: the whole structure i s embattled: there are sittings for 206 persons. The register dates from the year 1598. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
  • Non-conformist
    • There is a large Baptist chapel, erected in 1766 and restored in 1878 seating 550 persons, with a burying ground attached. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]

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