RIDGMONT: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.
[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1835]
(unless otherwise stated)
"RIDGMONT, a parish in the hundred of REDBORNESTOKE, county of BEDFORD, 3 miles (N. E.) from Woburn, containing 810 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, with Segenhoe, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, fated in the king's books at £9, endowed with £200 private benefaction, £400 royal bounty, and £1200 parliamentary grant, and is held by sequestration. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has lately received an addition of ninetyone 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 Mel Lockie ©2010]