"ASTWICK, a parish in the hundred of Biggleswade, in the county of Bedford, 4 miles to the south east of Biggleswade, its post town. It is situated on a branch of the river Ivel, on the borders of Hertfordshire. An ancient Roman road, entering the county from Hertfordshire, passes near this place. The living is a rectory united with the vicarage of Arlsey, in the diocese of Ely. The church is dedicated to St. Guthlac."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- The 1851 Census Index for Astwick can be found in the 1851 Index to Census of Bedfordshire, Volume 3, Book 3 available from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- Church of England
- The church of St. Guthlac is a building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and western tower containing one bell: and in the church are monuments to the Cokayne and Fossey families: there are 140 sittings. The existing register dates from the year 1718. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- Church of England
- The parish record transcripts for St Guthlac are available on microfiche for the period 1718-1812 from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- A transcript of the Astwick parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Astwick parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Astwick parish entries from The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1866-9
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