"UPPER GRAVENHURST, a parish in the hundred of Flitt, county Bedford, half a mile north of the above, and 4 miles north east of Silsoe. The village is rather considerable, and the manufacture of straw-plait is carried on. The tithes were commuted for land and corn rents under an Enclosure Act in 1820. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Ely, value £50, in the patronage of the parishioners. The church is a small Gothic structure dedicated to St. Giles. Earl de Grey is lord of the manor."
"ION, a small hamlet in the parish of Upper Gravenhurst, county of Bedfordshire, 1 mile south west of Gravenhurst."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- The 1851 Census Index for Upper Gravenhurst can be found in the 1851 Index to Census of Bedfordshire, Volume 4, Book 1 available from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- Church of England
- The church of St. Giles is a small and unpretending edifice of stone, chiefly of Perpendicular date, and consisting of chancel, nave and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells : the roof of the nave exhibits good open timber work, with carved bosses and figures of angels : the chancel arch is Norman. The register dates from the year 1567. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- A Wesleyan chapel was erected in 1868. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898
- Church of England
- The parish record transcripts for St Giles are available on microfiche for the period 1567-1812 from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- A transcript of the UpperGravenhurst parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the UpperGravenhurst parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the UpperGravenhurst parish entries from The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1866-9
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Upper Gravenhurst to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL113360 (Lat/Lon: 52.01128, -0.379744), Upper Gravenhurst which are provided by:
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- 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 Upper Gravenhurst War Memorial transcription with details of the men found on it.