RIDGMONT: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1831.
[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1831]
(unless otherwise stated)
"RIDGMONT, a parish in the hundred of REDBORNESTOKE, County of BEDFORD, 3¼ miles (north-east) from Woburn, containing 810 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, with Segenhoe, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at £9, endowed with £200 private benefaction, £400 royal bounty, and £1,200 parliamentary grant, and is held by sequestration. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has lately received an addition of ninety-one free sittings, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted £100 towards defraying the expense. The church at Segenhoe has been long since demolished. There is a place of worship for Baptists."
[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards ©2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson ©2013]