Pulloxhill, a village and a parish in Beds. The village stands near the M.R., 3½ miles SE of Ampthill, where there are stations on the M.R. and L. & N.W.R., and has a post office under Ampthill; money order and telegraph office, Silsoe. The parish comprises 1623 acres; population, 492. The manor belongs to Earl Cowper. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, Earl Cowper. The church is an ancient building, consisting of chancel, nave, and an embattled tower.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Pulloxhill St. James|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1553.
The Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service (BLARS) hold the registers for Pulloxhill: Baptisms 1553-1907, Marriages 1571-1987, Burials 1558-1879, Banns 1824-1955. 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. James (parish church)
The church of St. James consists of chancel, nave and an embattled tower: in the chancel is a stained window and an altar tomb to Sir William Briers knt. 1653: the church was restored in 1923 at a cost of £350.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Pulloxhill was in Ampthill Registration District from 1837 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Pulloxhill from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Pulloxhill (St. James))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Bedfordshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Pulloxhill 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
Pulloxhill was in Ampthill Poor Law Union. For further detailed history of the Ampthill Union see Peter Higginbotham's excellent resource: Ampthill Poor Law Union and Workhouse.
A full transcript of the Visitations of Bedfordshire 1566, 1582, and 1634 is available online.