"PULLOXHILL, a parish in the hundred of Flitt, county Bedford, 4 miles south-east of Ampthill, its post town, and 11 south of Bedford. The village, which is of small extent, is wholly agricultural. The surface is undulating, and for the most part a rich grazing land. Gold dust was discovered in the greensand, but the produce was not sufficient to defray the expense of working it. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £200, and the glebe comprises 30 acres. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £210. The church, dedicated to St. James, has been recently restored and enlarged. The parochial charities produce about £1 per annum. There is a National school. Earl de Grey is lord of the manor."
"GREENFIELD, a hamlet in the parishes of Flitton and Pulloxhill, county of Bedfordshire, ¾ mile south west of Flitton."
"HILLFOOT, a hamlet in the parish of Pulloxhill, county of Bedfordshire, ½ mile south east of Pulloxhill."
"KITCHEN END, a farm house in the parish of Pulloxhill, county of Bedfordshire, 1 mile south east of Pulloxhill."
"UPBURY, in the parish of Pulloxhill, county of Bedfordshire, ¾ mile north east of Pulloxhill. Upbury Moat is the site of the former manor of Beeches and Upbury, owned in the 17th century by Sir William Briers - there is a monument to him in St. James's church, Pulloxhill. There is little left to be seen of this now ."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- The 1851 Census Index for Pulloxhill can be found in the 1851 Index to Census of Bedfordshire, Volume 4, Book 3 available from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- The Church of St. James the Apostle, Pulloxhill
- Church of England
- The church of St. James consists of chancel, nave and an embattled tower: in the chancel is a stained window and an altar tomb to Sir William Briers knt. 1653. The register dates from the year 1553. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- Church of England
- The parish record transcripts for the St. James are available on microfiche for the period 1553-1812 from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- A transcript of the Pulloxhill parish entries from Stephen Whatley's 1750 Topographical Gazetteer of England,
- A transcript of the Pulloxhill parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Pulloxhill parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Pulloxhill parish entries from The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1866-9
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Pulloxhill to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL063341 (Lat/Lon: 51.995183, -0.453155), Pulloxhill 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 Pulloxhill War Memorial transcription with details of the men found on it.