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Bedford Poor Law Union

Under the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834, Bedford was declared the head of a Union and officially formed on 21st September 1835, consisting of 44 parishes.

The table below provides a list of the parishes and places contained within this Union. Where there is no To date it should be assumed that the parish or place was in this union until the Poor Law Unions were disolved in 1930.

Town or ParishFromToNotes
Bedford 1835    
Bedford St Cuthbert 1835    
Bedford St John 1835    
Bedford St Mary 1835    
Bedford St Paul 1835    
Bedford St Peter 1835    
Biddenham 1835    
Bletsoe 1835    
Bolnhurst 1835    
Bromham 1835    
Cardington 1835    
Carlton 1835    
Chellington 1835    
Clapham 1835    
Colmworth 1835    
Cople 1835    
Eastcots 1835    
Elstow 1835    
Felmersham 1835    
Goldington 1835    
Great Barford 1835    
Harrold 1835    
Kempston 1835    
Keysoe 1835    
Knotting 1835    
Melchbourn 1835    
Milton Ernest 1835    
Oakley 1835    
Odell 1835    
Pavenham 1835    
Ravensden 1835    
Renhold 1835    
Riseley 1835    
Roxton 1835    
Sharnbrook 1835    
Souldrop 1835    
Stagsden 1835    
Stevington 1835    
Thurleigh 1835    
Turvey 1835    
Wilden 1835    
Wilhampstead 1835    
Willington 1835    
Wootton 1835    
Yelden 1835