[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"RIDGMONT, (or Ridgmount), a parish in the hundred of Redbornstoke, county Bedford, 2 miles north east of Woburn, its post town. The village, which is chiefly agricultural, is situated on the road to Bedford, and on the North Western railway. The parish is said to have derived its present name from the red colour of the sandy hill on which formerly stood a castle called Ruggemount, or Rougemount. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment under an Enclosure Act, in 1796. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £84. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The parochial charities produce about £53 per annum. There is a place of worship for Baptists; also a National school for both sexes. Brogborough House, which is the principal residence, is a square brick-built mansion, situated on rising ground.
"SEGENHOE, a village in the parish of Ridgmont, county Bedfordshire, 1 mile east of Ridgmont. The manor of Segenhoe is part of this small village. The church here is now in ruins (2010)."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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