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

"POTSGROVE, a parish in the hundred of Manshead, county Bedford, 3 miles S.E. of Woburn, its post town. The village, which is small, is wholly agricultural. The living is a rectory* annexed to that of Battlesden, in the diocese of Ely. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has a square embattled tower. On the windows are paintings of great antiquity. The parochial charities produce about £9 per annum."

"SHEEPLANE, a hamlet in the parish of Potsgrove, county of Bedfordshire, 1½ miles west of Potsgrove."

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




  • St. Margaret's Church, Potsgrove. contents of the churchweb file are inserted here.

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Church History

  • Church of England
    • The church of St. Mary, a small edifice of the 14th century, consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a western belfry of wood, containing 3 bells: the chancel retains a Decorated rood-screen, and on the north side a sepulchral recess with an obtuse foliated arch: there are two good two-light Decorated windows on the north and south of the nave with remains of stained glass: the east window and north doorway are Perpendi cular: there are some ancient brasses to the Saunders family: the church was restored in 1881, at a cost of £1,450, and affords 90 sittings. The register dates from the year 1663. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
  • Non-conformist
    • There is a Wesleyan chapel at Sheep lane. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]

Church Records

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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Military History

  • The BFHS Project in conjunction with Roll of Honour contains the Potsgrove War Memorial transcription for WW1 and WW2 with details of the men found on it