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Eggington, Bedfordshire

Historical Description

Eggington, a hamlet and a parish in Beds, 1½ mile SW from Hockcliffe, and 3 miles E from Leighton Buzzard station on the L. & N.W.R. There is a post office under Leighton Buzzard; money order and telegraph office, Hockcliffe. Acreage, 1372; population, 268. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £197 with residence. Patrons, the Parishioners. The church is an ancient building in the Early English and Early Decorated styles. It was restored in 1883. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBedfordshire 
Civil parishLeighton Buzzard 
DioceseEly 
HundredManshead 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The earlier parish register is included in that of Leighton Buzzard, and dates from the year 1653, but there is a separate register for the parish, of marriages from 1844; baptisms, 1813, and burials, 1835.

The Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service (BLARS) hold the registers for Eggington: Baptisms 1813-1939, Marriages 1844-1984, Burials 1813-1981, Banns 1866-1946, 1955-1983


Churches

Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is a small building of the 13th century, in the Early English and Early Decorated styles; consisting of chancel and nave and a small western turret, containing 2 bells, and there is a trefoiled Decorated piscina in the south wall and another in the chancel: the church was entirely restored in 1883, at a cost of £1,200, when a memorial east window was erected to the Rev. Thomas L. J. Sunderland M.A.. formerly curate of the parish and rector of Tilsworth, 1833: the font dates from the 12th century: the church will seat 140 persons.


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Eggington was in Leighton Buzzard Registration District from 1837 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Eggington from the following:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Bedfordshire is available to browse.


Maps

Online maps of Eggington are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Bedfordshire papers online:


Poor Law

Eggington was in Leighton Buzzard Poor Law Union. For further detailed history of the Leighton Buzzard Union see Peter Higginbotham's excellent resource: Leighton Buzzard Poor Law Union and Workhouse.


Visitations Heraldic

A full transcript of the Visitations of Bedfordshire 1566, 1582, and 1634 is available online.

CountyCentral Bedfordshire
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtLU7
Post TownLeighton Buzzard