"UPPER STONDON, a parish in the hundred of Clifton, county Beds, 2½ miles south of Shefford. There is no village, only a few farmhouses. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £125. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to All Saints.
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- The 1851 Census Index for Upper Stondon can be found in the 1851 Index to Census of Bedfordshire, Volume 3, Book 5 available from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- The Baptist Church, Lower Stondon
- Church of England
- The church of All Saints was re-erected in 1857, chiefly by subscription of the landed proprietors of the parish and the adjoining hamlet of Lower Stondon, and is a building of the sandstone found on the Wrest estate, in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, north transept porch and a tower on the south side containing 1 bell; cast at Hertford in 1819: the transept was built by Trinity College, Cambridge, for the use of the inhabitants of Lower Stondon; of the old church, a Late Norman structure, there remain the shaft of Norman piscine, c. 1150; the font, a stone altar slab with crosses, under the present table; a memorial, c. 1680, in the middle of the chancel floor; an image bracket, and the inner door of tower or main entrance, c. 1250; the former chancel screen was converted into altar rails, a pulpit and reading desks: the stained east, window was the gift of W. Brooks esq.; and there is a memorial window to Robert Long esq. churchwarden, who died August 1, 1868, and another to the late George Lines esq. The register of marringes dates from the year 1684, burials from 1683. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- Church of England
- The parish record transcripts for All Saints are available on microfiche for the period 1684-1812 from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- A transcript of the UpperStondon parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the UpperStondon parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the UpperStondon parish entries from The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1866-9
- A transcript of the UpperStondon parish entries from Kelly's 1898 Directory of Bedfordshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Upper Stondon to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL147356 (Lat/Lon: 52.006993, -0.330362), Upper Stondon 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 Upper Stondon War Memorial transcription for WW1 and WW2 with details of the men found on it