[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1835]
(unless otherwise stated)
"MAULDEN, a parish in the hundred of REDBORNESTOKE, county of BEDFORD, 1 mile (E.) from Ampthill, containing 1017 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at £ 15. 9. 7, and in the patronage of the Marquis of Ailesbury. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is principally in the later style of English architecture, and has lately received an addition of one hundred and ten free sittings, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted £30 towards defraying the expense. There is a place of worship for Baptists. Sundry benefactions have been made for the instruction of children, producing £8.10. a year, which is paid to the master of a Sunday school."