"WILDEN, a parish in the hundred of Basford, county Beds, 5 miles north east of Bedford. The village is situated on a ranch of the river Ouse. Lace is made. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £400. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas. The charities produce about £50 per annum, including the endowment of Peat's school."
"EAST END, a small hamlet in the parish of Wilden, county of Bedfordshire, 1 mile east of Wilden. There is here a Baptist chapel."
"SEVICK END, a small hamlet in the parish of Wilden, county of Bedfordshire, ¾ mile south of Wilden."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- The 1851 Census Index for Wilden can be found in the 1851 Index to Census of Bedfordshire, Volume 2, Book 3 available from the Bedfordshire Family History Society.
- Church of England
- The church of St. Nicholas is an edifice of stone, in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a tower containing 3 bells: there are four monuments, one of which, to a former rector, is dated 1643. The register dates from the year 1545. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- EAST END, about 1 mile east, is a portion of this parish. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
- A transcript of the Wilden parish entries from Stephen Whatley's 1750 Topographical Gazetteer of England,
- A transcript of the Wilden parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Wilden parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Wilden parish entries from The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1866-9
- A transcript of the Wilden parish entries from Post Office 1864 Directory of Bedfordshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Wilden to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL096551 (Lat/Lon: 52.18327, -0.398367), Wilden 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 Wilden War Memorial transcription for WW1 and WW2 with details of the men found on it