East Hyde, Bedfordshire
Hyde, East, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in the civil parish of Luton, Beds. The village stands on the verge of the county, 3½ miles SE from Luton. There is a station here called Luton Hoo on the G.N.R., and another called Chiltern Green on the M.R. Post town and money order office, Luton; telegraph office, Luton Hoo station. Population, 590. The Hyde is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; gross yearly value, £172. The church, erected in 1840-41, is a square edifice of brick, with portico and two small towers.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1841.
The Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service (BLARS) hold the registers for East Hyde: Baptisms 1842-1983, Marriages 1859-1981, Burials 1842-1982, Banns 1859-1981
Church of England
The Holy Trinity (parish church)
The church of the Holy Trinity, erected in 1840-1 by subscription, on a site given by the 2nd Marquess of Bute (d. 1848), is a building of brick, in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, porch and a small western tower: it has stained windows, and sittings for 400 persons.
Hyde was in Luton Registration District from 1896 to 1964
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for East Hyde from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Hyde, East and West)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Bedfordshire is available to browse.
Online maps of East Hyde are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Bedfordshire papers online:
- Bedfordshire Times and Independent
- Biggleswade Chronicle
- Luton Times and Advertiser
- Luton News and Bedfordshire Chronicle
A full transcript of the Visitations of Bedfordshire 1566, 1582, and 1634 is available online.