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SHILLINGTON

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

"SHILLINGTON, (or Shitlington), a parish in the hundreds of Flitt and Clifton, county Bedford, 4 miles east of Silsoe, 6 south east of Ampthill, and 13 S.W. of Bedford. The village, which is considerable, is situated on a branch of the river Ivel. The land is partly in common. The parish comprises the hamlets of Holwell and Lower Stondon. The impropriation belongs to the President and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment under an Enclosure Act in 1802. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £128, in the patronage of Trinity College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has a tower, rebuilt, in 1750, and five bells. In the church are two brasses bearing date 1400. The parochial charities produce about £12 per annum. There is a place of worship for the Dissenters. George Musgrave, Esq., is lord of the manor.

"APSLEY END, a hamlet in the parish of Shillington, ½ mile south of Shillington."

"BURY END, a hamlet in the parish of Shillington, 1½ miles north north west of Shillington."

"HANSCOMBE END, a hamlet in the parish of Shillington, ½ mile south west of Shillington."

"HILLFOOT END, a hamlet in the parish of Shillington, ¼ mile north west of Shillington."

"HOLWELLBURY, a hamlet in the parish of Shillington, 2½ miles east of Shillington."

"LOWER STONDON, a hamlet in the parish of Shillington, hundred of Clifton, county Beds, half a mile south east of Upper Stondon, and 3 miles south east of Shefford.

"PEGSDON, a hamlet in the parish of Shillington, county of Bedfordshire, 5 miles south of Shillington."

"UPTON END, a hamlet in the parish of Shillington, ½ mile north of Shillington."

"WOODMER END, a hamlet in the parish of Shillington, ½ mile north west of Shillington."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2003

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