"POTSGROVE, a parish in the hundred of Manshead, county Bedford, 3 miles S.E. of Woburn, its post town. The village, which is small, is wholly agricultural. The living is a rectory* annexed to that of Battlesden, in the diocese of Ely. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has a square embattled tower. On the windows are paintings of great antiquity. The parochial charities produce about £9 per annum."
"SHEEPLANE, a hamlet in the parish of Potsgrove, county of Bedfordshire, 1½ miles west of Potsgrove."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- The 1851 Census Index for Podington can be found in the 1851 Index to Census of Bedfordshire, Volume 1, Book 2 available from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- Church of England
- The church of St. Mary, a small edifice of the 14th century, consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a western belfry of wood, containing 3 bells: the chancel retains a Decorated rood-screen, and on the north side a sepulchral recess with an obtuse foliated arch: there are two good two-light Decorated windows on the north and south of the nave with remains of stained glass: the east window and north doorway are Perpendicular: there are some ancient brasses to the Saunders family: the church was restored in 1881, at a cost of £1,450, and affords 90 sittings. The register dates from the year 1663. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- There is a Wesleyan chapel at Sheep lane. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- Church of England
- The parish record transcripts for the Virgin Mary are available on microfiche for the period 1663-1812 from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- A transcript of the Potsgrove parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Potsgrove parish entries from The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1866-9
- A transcript of the Potsgrove parish entries from Kelly's 1898 Directory of Bedfordshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Potsgrove to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP950299 (Lat/Lon: 51.959478, -0.618846), Potsgrove 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 Potsgrove War Memorial transcription for WW1 and WW2 with details of the men found on it