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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Tilbrook All Saints|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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).
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Tilbrook (All Saints))
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:
- 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.