BLUNHAM: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.


[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1835]
(unless otherwise stated)

"BLUNHAM, a parish (formerly a market-town) in the hundred of WIXAMTREE, county of BEDFORD, 5j miles (N.N.W.) from Biggleswade, containing,-with the hamlet of Moggerhanger, 945 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at £46. 2. 11., and in the patronage of Countess de Grey. The church, dedicated to St. Edmund, contains several ancient monuments to the memory of different members of the families of Longueville and Bromsall. There is a place of worship for Particular Baptists. The market, which was on Wednesday, and a fair on the festival of St. James, were granted in 1315. The navigable river Ouse runs on the western, and the Ivel on the eastern, side of the parish. There is a mineral spring, called Poplarwell, but the water is not used for medicinal purposes."

"MOGGERHANGER, a hamlet in the parish of BLUNHAM, hundred of WIXAMTREE, county of BEDFORD, 4 miles (N.W. by N.) from Biggleswade, containing 405 inhabitants."

[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2010]