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Hulcote, Bedfordshire

Historical Description

Holcot or Hulcote, a parish in Beds, on Crawley Brook, near the boundary with Bucks, 3 miles from Woburn station on the L. & N.W.B., and 4 N from Wobnrn. Post town, Bletchley station; money order and telegraph office, Aspley Guise. Acreage, 905; population, 48. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Salford, in the diocese of Ely; joint gross yearly value,, £242. The church is a small but ancient building in the Perpendicular style, and contains monuments of the Chernockes. It is now unused, save as a mortuary chapel, Salford church sufficing for the parish.

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


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

Ancient CountyBedfordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishHolcutt St. Nicholas 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1658

The Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service (BLARS) hold the registers for Hulcote: Baptisms 1658-1939, Marriages 1662-1877, Burials 1659-1938. Transcripts in either book or microfiche form for registers prior to 1813 can be purchased from the BLARS (see website for details).


Church of England

St. Nicholas

The church of St. Nicholas is a very small but ancient edifice of Late Perpendicular date, consisting of chaneel and nave and a low embattled western tower, with pinnacles at the angles and containing 4 bells: there are monuments of the Chernocke family from the time of Henry VIII. to the present day, and these include one, beautifully carved, with effigies and shields of arms, to Robert Chernocke, 1547, and Richard, his son, 1615; there are other monuments to Lieut.-Col. C. Hervey Smith, of Aspley House, 1857, and Frances, his wife, and to the Rev. Edward Hervey, rector, 1796; in the nave is a slab inscribed to William Nichols esq. 1619: the east window is stained: the church is not now in use, except as a mortuary chapel.

Civil Registration

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

Hulcote was in Woburn Registration District from 1837 to 1899 and Ampthill Registration District from 1899 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hulcote from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Hulcote 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:

Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Postal districtMK17
Post TownMilton Keynes