"GREAT BARFORD, a parish in the hundred of Barford, in the county of Bedford, 6 miles to the east of Bedford. St. Neot's is its post town. It lies on the north-west bank of the river Ouse, which is navigable, and is crossed by an ancient bridge. The living is a vicarage united with that of Roxton, in the diocese of Ely. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The Wesleyans have a chapel here.
"GREEN END, a hamlet in the parish of Great Barford, county of Bedfordshire, ¼ mile west of Great Barford."
"THE CREAKERS, a single house in the parish of Great Barford, county of Bedfordshire, 1½ miles north west of Great Barford. This house is on the site of an old manor house."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- There are photographs and a description of All Saints on the Bedfordshire Parish Churches website.
- Church of England
- The church of All Saints is a handsome structure chiefly in the Perpendicular style (the tower only being ancient), and consists of chancel, nave, aisles and an embattled western tower with pinnacles and a small lead-covered spire, containing 5 bells: in the chancel is a mural monument to Thomas Anscell, his wife, and family, 1591, with figures in high relief: there is a brass with two effigies, and one loose to John Fitzgeffrey, 1535: attached to the chancel is a vault of the Francklin family, and on a marble slab are recorded the names of those deposited therein: the stained east window, erected in 1864, is a memorial to Mr. Arnold, of Great Barford House: the font, of Early English date, is octagonal and supported on four low shafts: the church was repaired and enlarged in 1849 and again enlarged in 1860, and will seat 430 persons. The register dates from the year 1564. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- Here is a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1824. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- Church of England
- The parish record transcripts for All Saints are available on microfiche for the period 1564-1812 from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- Steven Gibbs has been indexing some of the parish records for Great Barford. The registers and approximate dates covered are Baptisms 1813-1892, Burials 1841-1900, Marriages 1813-1904. Please note that these are not formal transcriptions. He has modified some spellings and corrected obvious mistakes (and omitted some fields, such as officiating clergyman).
- A transcript of the GreatBarford parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the GreatBarford parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the GreatBarford parish entries from The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1866-9
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Great Barford to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL128524 (Lat/Lon: 52.158361, -0.35248), Great Barford which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- 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 Great Barford Village Hall and Church War Memorials transcription for WW1 and WW2 with details of the men found on it.