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Tingrith, Bedfordshire

Historical Description

Tingrith, a village and a parish in Beds, 4 miles E of Woburn, and 3 W from Harlington and Flitwick stations on the M.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Woburn. Acreage, 1119; population, 155. Tingrith Manor is a chief residence standing in a park of about 120 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £145 with residence. The church is a building of stone, chiefly in the Perpendicular style, containing an Early English font, a brass of 1611, and some good stained windows.

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 parishTingrith St. Nicholas 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1572.

The Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service (BLARS) hold the registers for Tingrith: Baptisms 1572-1978, Marriages 1572-1971, Burials 1572-1977, Banns 1824-1978. 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. Nicholas (parish church)

The church of St. Nicholas is a building of stone, chiefly in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells; the font, a good specimen of Early English, is a decagon, with clustered shafts: there is a brass on the north chancel wall to Robert Hogeson esq. 1611: the church was repaired in 1845-6, at a cost of over £5,000: there are four stained memorial windows to members of the family of Tanqueray, including one to the Rev. Edward Tanqueray LL.B. 59 years rector of this parish, 1787-1846: the east and west windows and others are also stained: there are sittings for 200 persons.

Civil Registration

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

Tingrith was in Woburn Registration District from 1837 to 1899 and Ampthill Registration District from 1899 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Tingrith from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Tingrith 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:

Poor Law

Tingrith was in Woburn Poor Law Union from 1835-1899 when it transferred to Ampthill Poor Law Union. For further detailed history of the Ampthill Union see Peter Higginbotham's excellent resource: Ampthill Poor Law Union and Workhouse.

Visitations Heraldic

A full transcript of the Visitations of Bedfordshire 1566, 1582, and 1634 is available online.

CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Postal districtMK17
Post TownMilton Keynes