"HARLINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Manshead, county Bedford, 6 miles south-east of Woburn. Toddington is its post town. The village is small, and wholly agricultural. The tithes were commuted for land and a corn-rent under an Enclosure Act in 1808. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £143. The church, which is dedicated to St. Mary, has a square embattled tower. The charities produce about £9 per annum. Woodend in this parish was formerly a seat of the Astrey family. Harlington House is the principal residence."
"GOSWELL END, a hamlet in the parish of Harlington, county of Bedfordshire, ½ mile north of Harlington."
"LOWER EAST END, a farm house in the parish of Harlington, county of Bedfordshire, ¾ mile east north east of Harlington."
"UPPER EAST END, a hamlet in the parish of Harlington, county of Bedfordshire, ½ mile east north east of Harlington."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Harlington.
- The Methodist Church, Harlington.
- There are photographs and a description of St Mary's on the Bedfordshire Parish Churches website.
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- Church of England
- The church of St. Mary is an edifice of stone, in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, and an embattled tower containing 5 bells: there is a stained window in the chancel, a memorial window to the late George Pearse esq. and his wife, a line painting of the "Crucifixion" and a tablet to one of the Astray family, dated 1716 : the church was partially restored in 1867, and a new organ provided in 1878. The register dates from the year 1647. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- Here is a Wesleyan chapel. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- Church of England
- The parish record transcripts for St. Mary are available on microfiche for the period 1716-1812 from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- A transcript of the Harlington parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Harlington parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Harlington parish entries from The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1866-9
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Harlington to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL035305 (Lat/Lon: 51.963355, -0.495006), Harlington which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- 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 Harlington War Memorial transcription with details of the men found on it.