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Tilbrook, Bedfordshire

Historical Description

Tilbrook, a village and a parish in Bedfordshire, on the border of Huntingdonshire, 1¼ mile S of Kimbolton station on the Kettering and Cambridge branch of the M.R., with a post office under St Neots; money order and telegraph office, Kimbolton. Acreage, 1683; population, 314. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Tilbrook Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £220 with residence. The church, which was restored in 1867, is a building of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel with N vestry, nave, N aisle, S porch, and an embattled western tower with octagonal spire. There are Moravian and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishTilbrook All Saints 

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

Church Records

The Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service (BLARS) hold the registers for Tilbrook: Baptisms 1573-1905, Marriages 1573-1837, Burials 1573-1983, Banns 1754-1922. Transcripts in either book or microfiche form for registers prior to 1813 can be purchased from the BLARS (see website for details).

Civil Registration

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

Tilbrook was in St. Neots Registration District from 1837 to 1896

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Tilbrook from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Tilbrook 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.

Postal districtPE28
Post TownHuntingdon