Chalgrave (All Saints)

CHALGRAVE (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Woburn, hundred of Manshead, county of Bedford, 3¾ miles (N. by W.) from Dunstable; containing, with the hamlets of Tebworth and Wingfield, 818 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, united in 1772 to the rectory of Hockliffe, and valued in the king's books at £12; the impropriation belongs to Trinity Hall, Cambridge. The church is a venerable edifice in the ancient English style, and contains two antique tombs with statues of knights in armour. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans at Tebworth; where was formerly a chapel, endowed with 36 acres of land. The parish contains endowed almshouses for six maidens, and two for six widows.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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