Shefford Hardwick, Bedfordshire
Shefford Hardwick, formerly an extra-parochial tract, now a parish in Beds, half a mile from Shefford station on the Bedford and Hitchin brarch of the M.R. It consists chiefly of a single farm, has an area of 360 acres, and a population of 65. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Shefford.
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.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Shefford Hardwick was in Biggleswade Registration District from 1837 to 1933
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Shefford Hardwick from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Shefford-Hardwicks)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Bedfordshire is available to browse.
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
Shefford Hardwick was in Biggleswade Poor Law Union. For further detailed history of the Biggleswade Union see Peter Higginbotham's excellent resource: Biggleswade Poor Law Union and Workhouse.
A full transcript of the Visitations of Bedfordshire 1566, 1582, and 1634 is available online.