"BOLNHURST, a parish in the hundred of Stodden, in the county of Bedford, 6 miles to the north of Bedford, its post town. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, of the value of £159, in the patronage of the Rev. H. W. Gery. The church is dedicated to St. Dunstan. The charitable endowments of the parish, including £12, the income of the free school founded in 1791, produce about £15 per annum."
"MAVOURN, a farm house in the parish of Bolnhurst, county of Bedfordshire, 2½ miles south west of Bolnhurst. This house is on the site of a moated Manor House."
"PARK END, a small hamlet in the parish of Bolnhurst, county of Bedfordshire, 3 miles south west of Bolnhurst."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- The 1851 Census Index for Bolnhurst can be found in the 1851 Index to Census of Bedfordshire, Volume 1, Book 1 available from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- Church of England
- The church of St. Dunstan is a building of stone in the Early Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, porch, vestry and a tower containing 4 bells, the 2nd and 3rd are each dated 1587 and the tenor 1618, with an inscription. The late Mrs. Wade-Gery, to whose memory the stained east window was inserted, was interred in the vestry: the church contains monuments and stained windows to the Francklin and the Harvey families: in the nave is a marble tablet to the Francklin family, dated 1707: a beautiful carved screen divides the nave and chancel, and on one of the walls is a fresco of St. Christopher bearing the infant Christ: the chancel was completely restored and the roof re-covered with oak and lead in 1884; the walls and porch were also repaired. The register dates from the year 1685. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- Church of England
- The parish record transcripts for St Dunstan are available on microfiche for the period 1685-1812 from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- A transcript of the Bolnhurst parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Bolnhurst parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Bolnhurst parish entries from The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1866-9
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL086598 (Lat/Lon: 52.225706, -0.411482), Bolnhurst which are provided by:
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- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The BFHS Project in conjunction with Roll of Honour contains the Bolnhurst St Dunston War Memorial transcription for WW1 with details of the men found on it.