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BEDFORD REGISTRATION DISTRICT

Table 1A: List of Places in Bedford Registration District (1837-1999)

Civil Parish
(*or Unparished Area)

County

From

To

Comments

Bedford

Bedfordshire

1934

1974

Created 1.4.1934 out of the parishes of St. Paul, St. Mary, St. Cuthbert, St. Peter, Goldington, Eastcotts, St. John, Biddenham, Clapham, Cardington, Bromham, and Elstow. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become an unparished area.

Bedford

Bedfordshire

1974

1975

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parish of Bedford. Renamed 16.10.1975 to become the North Bedfordshire unparished area.

Biddenham

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Bletsoe

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Bolnhurst

Bedfordshire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.4.1934 to become part of the parish of Bolnhurst & Keysoe. See also Table 2, note (a).

Bolnhurst & Keysoe

Bedfordshire

1934

1999

Created 1.4.1934 from the parishes of Keysoe and Bolnhurst. See also Table 2, note (j).

Bromham

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Cardington

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Carlton

Bedfordshire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.4.1934 to become part of the parish of Carlton & Chellington.

Carlton & Chellington

Bedfordshire

1934

1999

Created 1.4.1934 from the separate parishes of Carlton and Chellington. See also Table 2, note (j).

Chellington

Bedfordshire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.4.1934 to become part of the parish of Carlton & Chellington.

Clapham

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Colmworth

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Colworth Farm

Bedfordshire

1837

1895

Abolished 1.4.1895 to become part of the parish of Sharnbrook.

Cople

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Dean & Shelton

Bedfordshire

1935

1999

See Table 2, notes (c) and (j).

Eastcotts

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Eaton Socon

Bedfordshire

1935

1965

Abolished 1.4.1965 to become parts of the parishes of Staploe, Roxton, and St. Neots. See also Table 2, notes (c) and (e).

Elstow

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Felmersham

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Goldington

Bedfordshire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.4.1934 to become parts of the parishes of Bedford, Ravensden, and Renhold.

Great Barford

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Harrold

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, notes (i) and (j).

Kempston

Bedfordshire

1837

1974

Renamed 1.4.1974 to become the parish of Kempston Urban.

Kempston

Bedfordshire

1975

1999

Created 25.3.1975 by renaming the parish of Kempston Urban. See also Table 2, note (j).

Kempston Rural

Bedfordshire

1896

1999

Created 1.4.1896 from the rural part of the parish of Kempston. See also Table 2, note (j).

Kempston Urban

Bedfordshire

1974

1975

Created 1.4.1974 by renaming the parish of Kempston. Renamed 25.3.1975 to become the parish of Kempston. See also Table 2, note (j).

Keysoe

Bedfordshire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.4.1934 to become part of the parish of Bolnhurst & Keysoe. See also Table 2, note (a).

Knotting

Bedfordshire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.4.1934 to become part of the parish of Knotting & Souldrop.

Knotting & Souldrop

Bedfordshire

1934

1999

Created 1.4.1934 from the parishes of Souldrop and Knotting. See also Table 2, note (j).

Little Barford

Bedfordshire

1935

1999

See Table 2, notes (c), (h) and (j).

Little Staughton

Bedfordshire

1935

1999

See Table 2, notes (c) and (j).

Melchbourne

Bedfordshire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.4.1934 to become part of the parish of Melchbourne & Yelden.

Melchbourne & Yelden

Bedfordshire

1934

1999

Created 1.4.1934 from the separate parishes of Melchbourne and Yelden. See also Table 2, notes (f) and (j).

Milton Ernest

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

North Bedfordshire*

Bedfordshire

1975

1999

Created 16.10.1975 by renaming the Bedford unparished area.

Oakley

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Odell

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, notes (b) and (j).

Pavenham

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Pertenhall

Bedfordshire

1935

1999

See Table 2, notes (c) and (j).

Podington

Bedfordshire

1935

1999

See Table 2, notes (d) and (j).

Ravensden

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Renhold

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Riseley

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Roxton

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, notes (g) and (j).

Sharnbrook

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Souldrop

Bedfordshire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.4.1934 to become part of the parish of Knotting & Souldrop.

St. Cuthbert

Bedfordshire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.4.1934 to become part of the parish of Bedford.

St. John

Bedfordshire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.4.1934 to become part of the parish of Bedford.

St. Mary

Bedfordshire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.4.1934 to become part of the parish of Bedford.

St. Paul

Bedfordshire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.4.1934 to become part of the parish of Bedford.

St. Peter

Bedfordshire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.4.1934 to become part of the parish of Bedford.

Stagsden

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, notes (i) and (j).

Staploe

Bedfordshire

1965

1999

Created 1.4.1965 out of the parish of Eaton Socon. See also Table 2, notes (h) and (j).

Stevington

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Stewartby

Bedfordshire

1937

1999

Created 1.10.1937 out of the parishes of Wootton and Kempston Rural. See also Table 2, note (j).

Swineshead

Bedfordshire

1935

1999

See Table 2, notes (c) and (j).

Thurleigh

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Turvey

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, notes (i) and (j).

Wilden

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Willington

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Wilshamstead

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Wootton

Bedfordshire

1837

1999

See Table 2, note (j).

Wymington

Bedfordshire

1935

1999

See Table 2, notes (d), (f) and (f).

Yelden

Bedfordshire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.4.1934 to become part of the parish of Melchbourne & Yelden.


Table 1B: List of Places in Bedford Registration District (from 2009)

Civil Parish
 (*or Unparished Area)

County

From

To

Comments

Bedford*

Bedfordshire

2009

Unparished area including the town of Bedford. See also Table 2, note (k).

Biddenham

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Bletsoe

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Bolnhurst & Keysoe

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Brickhill

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Bromham

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Cardington

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Carlton & Chellington

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Clapham

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Colmworth

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Cople

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Cotton End

Bedfordshire

2020

Created 1.4.2020 out of the parish of Eastcotts.

Dean & Shelton

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Eastcotts

Bedfordshire

2009

2020

Abolished 1.4.2020 to become parts of the parishes of Cotton End and Shortstown. See also Table 2, note (k).

Elstow

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Felmersham

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Great Barford

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Great Denham

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Harrold

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Kempston

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Kempston Rural

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Knotting & Souldrop

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Little Barford

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Little Staughton

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Melchbourne & Yelden

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Milton Ernest

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Oakley

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Odell

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Pavenham

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Pertenhall

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Podington

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Ravensden

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Renhold

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Riseley

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Roxton

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Sharnbrook

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Shortstown

Bedfordshire

2020

Created 1.4.2020 out of the parishes of Cardington and Eastcotts.

Stagsden

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Staploe

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Stevington

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Stewartby

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Swineshead

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Thurleigh

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Turvey

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Wilden

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Willington

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Wilshamstead

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Wixams

Bedfordshire

2015

Created 1.4.2015 out of the parish of Wilshamstead.

Wootton

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Wyboston, Chawston & Colesden

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).

Wymington

Bedfordshire

2009

See Table 2, note (k).


Table 2: Boundary Changes affecting Bedford Registration District

Date of Change

Note

Description of Change

Population transferred

9.10.1879

(a)

Gained parts of the parishes of Bolnhurst and Keysoe (which until 9.10.1879 formed detached parts of the parish of Pertenhall) from St. Neots registration district.

10 in 1881

25.3.1883

(b)

Gained part of the parish of Odell (which until 25.3.1883 formed a detached part of the parish of Podington, including Yelnoe Farm) from Wellingborough registration district.

4 in 1891

1.4.1935

(c)

Gained the parishes of Dean & Shelton, Eaton Socon, Little Barford, Little Staughton, Pertenhall, and Swineshead, from St. Neots registration district.

3224 in 1931

(d)

Gained the parishes of Podington and Wymington from Wellingborough registration district.

943 in 1931

1.4.1965

(e)

Lost part of the parish of Eaton Socon (which became part of the parish of St. Neots on 1.4.1965) to St. Neots registration district.

(f)

Lost parts of the parishes of Melchbourne & Yelden and Wymington (which became part of the parish of Chelveston cum Caldecott, Newton Bromswold, and Rushden) on 1.4.1965) to Wellingborough registration district.

1.4.1991

(g)

Lost part of the parish of Roxton (which became part of the parish of St. Neots on 1.4.1991) to Huntingdon registration district.

(h)

Gained parts of the parishes of Little Barford and Staploe (which until 1.4.1991 formed parts of the parish of Eynesbury Hardwicke and St. Neots) from Huntingdon registration district.

(i)

Lost parts of the parishes of Harrold, Stagsden, and Turvey (which became parts of the parishes of Ashwood, Cold Brayfield, and Lavendon on 1.4.1991) to Milton Keynes registration district.

 

1.5.1999 (abolished)

(j)

Lost the North Bedfordshire unparished area and the parishes of Biddenham, Bletsoe, Bolnhurst & Keysoe, Bromham, Cardington, Carlton & Chellington, Clapham, Colmworth, Cople, Dean & Shelton, Eastcotts, Elstow, Felmersham, Great Barford, Harrold, Kempston, Kempston Rural, Knotting & Souldrop, Little Barford, Little Staughton, Melchbourne & Yelden, Milton Ernest, Oakley, Odell, Pavenham, Pertenhall, Podington, Ravensden, Renhold, Riseley, Roxton, Sharnbrook, Stagsden, Staploe, Stevington, Stewartby, Swineshead, Thurleigh, Turvey, Wilden, Willington, Wilshamstead, Wootton, and Wymington, to Bedfordshire registration district.

 

1.4.2009
(re-created)

(k)

Gained the Bedford unparished area, and the parishes of Biddenham, Bletsoe, Bolnhurst & Keysoe, Brickhill, Bromham, Cardington, Carlton & Chellington, Clapham, Colmworth, Cople, Dean & Shelton, Eastcotts, Elstow, Felmersham, Great Barford, Great Denham, Harrold, Kempston, Kempston Rural, Knotting & Souldrop, Little Barford, Little Staughton, Melchbourne & Yelden, Milton Ernest, Oakley, Odell, Pavenham, Pertenhall, Podington, Ravensden, Renhold, Riseley, Roxton, Sharnbrook, Stagsden, Staploe, Stevington, Stewartby, Swineshead, Thurleigh, Turvey, Wilden, Willington, Wilshamstead, Wootton; Wyboston, Chawston & Colesden; and Wymington, from Bedfordshire registration district.

 



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