Maulden is a small village and civil parish located in the county of bedfordshire, in the administrative area of central bedfordshire, in the newly created maulden and houghton conquest ward. Luton hoo could justifiably claim to rival woburn, at least before it was turned into a luxury hotel. The village stands 1 mile ssw of blunham station on the l. On edge of village of minster lovell near town of witney tel. Moggerhanger, or muggerhanger, a village and a chapelry in blunham parish, beds. Woodstock palace, oxfordshire, england woodstock palace woodstocks lost royal palace by simon pipe henry i kept leopards and porcupines here, and the future elizabeth i was a prisoner in the lodge. The former campus grounds are being redeveloped for. The land consisted of a mill, meadow for 10 ploughs and woodland for 16 pigs. In 2014 my wife judith brought a copy home from the bedfordshire family. Manor farmhouse, moggerhanger, central bedfordshire. Online index to marriages for england family search igi. Chalton is a village and civil parish in the central bedfordshire district of bedfordshire, england, immediately north of the lutondunstable conurbation and bounded to the east by the m1 motorway and the midland main line railway line. An outline history of bedfordshires womens land army in the 1940s, part 2, by stuart antrobus bedfordshire and luton archives and records service letter from archive cd books new publications. The village stands 1 mile ssw of blunham rstation, 1.
Join facebook to connect with gail davis and others you may know. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read a start in life. The willington villager april 2015 by shane horlock issuu. I read his original book in 1997 soon after i came to live in moggerhanger and enjoyed it immensely. In 2014 my wife judith brought a copy home from the bedfordshire family history society and i felt it would make a good addition to the moggerhanger village.
The village of tebworth, off the a5 has old cottages and pond. Copy deadline for january magazine coffee morning in cople village hall over 60s club in the sports and social club cople social evening moggerhanger village hall willington local history group at. The willington villager december 20 by shane horlock issuu. More substantial work would follow when thorntons son stephen inherited the house. It all started in 1861 when the moggerhanger junior school was built on the site of the present village hall. History of blunham in mid bedfordshire gazetteers and. Location, area, boundaries, landform, setting moggerhanger park lies to the southwest of the village of mogerhanger, 1. History of moggerhanger in mid bedfordshire map and. Ccm trustees obtained a threeyear grant from the jerusalem trust in 1998 to employ a manager simon cooper and to set up a team of staff and volunteers for this purpose, arranging joint events as well as overseeing.
Do you have anything you would like included on this website. The original house at moggerhanger was small and of georgian design. Moggerhanger park digitised resources the virtual library. It was originally a hamlet of the parish of blunham until becoming an ecclesiastical parish in its own right in 1860 and a civil parish in 1866. Summer opening hours from april 1st we are open t u e s d ay s u n d ay 9am to 5pm closed mondays but open on bank holidays. Potton whats on july 2019 1 july walking treasure trail st mary. Moggerhanger park is a grade i listed georgian country house designed by sir john soane. Red books for mogenhanger in bedfordshire a seat of godfrey thornton esq. Come to our browse and buy second hand giant book sale at blunham parish church, st edmunds or st james, park lane, beds mk 44 3 nq selection of second handnearly new books, homemade cakes, teas and coffees, homemade soup and a raffle. Location the rivers great ouse and ivel join just north of blunham. Online index to marriages for cornwall family history online. Moggerhanger village history moggerhanger has been traced back to 1216 and has been known over the centuries by many different names including mogahangr, moukerhangre, morehanger, mugerhanger and mogerhanger. The eastern edge of the park is formed by the public road from cople to northill. Included placenames range from the familiar to the obscure, among them beer, findlater, broadbottom, and.
Bedfordshire destinationsuk, england, scotland, wales. Manor farmhouse is a grade ii listed building in moggerhanger, central bedfordshire, england. If you do please contact roger smith webmaster using the button below. On the edge of this strangely named village, just east of bedford. History of moggerhanger in mid bedfordshire gazetteers. The chapelry contains also the hamlet of charlton, and was constituted in 1860. Moggerhanger was originally a manor and hamlet in the parish of blunham. Housed in outbuildings close to the tea rooms is a gift shop and exhibition giving the history of the estate. The trail starts and ends at the crown public house with all clues being visible from the road. Moggerhanger meeting place background in 1999, rev. Moggerhanger park is the most complete surviving example of his work. The village name is derived from the danish word hoh, in sifels hoh, meaning sifels hill. Our vision is to lead and transform information management, guarantee the survival of todays information for tomorrow and bring history to life for everyone. The village information above is taken from the the bedfordshire village book, written by members of bedfordshire federation of womens institutes and published by countryside books.
Moggerhanger with his wife in one of the flats in west road. Houghton house eh, eight miles south of bedford, is a ruined 17th century manor house. Sue ryder charity shop moggerhanger st johns hospice, st. Among sir johns previous work was the bank of england, dulwich college and the redesign of 10 and 11 downing street. John, standing in the northeast of the village, which is higher than the rest of the parish. These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about blunham. Reverend nick macneill, vicar of st johns church, together with the parochial church council formulate a plan for making more use of the church building by opening it as a meeting place with a small shop. See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and. Silsoe is a village and civil parish in bedfordshire, england.
Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. Recorded here are various war memorials within a variety of counties including main sections for bedfordshire, buckinghamshire, cambridgeshire, dorset, essex, herefordshire, hertfordshire, huntingdonshire, kent, lincolnshire, northamptonshire, suffolk, suusex, norfolk, wiltshire, worcestershire ad yorkshire. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read less winner of the pulitzer prize. Maulden is a small village and civil parish located in the county of bedfordshire.
Here you will find lots to interest you about moggerhanger and chalton. Blunham is an ancient parish and part of the hundred of wixamtree, which had become disused by 1900 the first mention of a post office in the village is in 1839, when the village had a penny post service under st neots. Johns church, and the pcc initiated a plan to make more use of the church building by opening it as a meeting place with a small shop. Work will start soon on a brief history of moggerhanger. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to moggerhanger within the selected text. Moggerhanger timeline digitised resources the virtual. Moggerhanger, bedfordshire genealogy heraldry and history. The c 53ha park is roughly triangular in shape, tapering to a point 200m south of the house. It has about 1,250 homes and 3 residents maulden is referred to in the domesday book as meldone and the meanings ascribed to the various versions of the name include cross on the hill, high down and place of. In 1859 elizabeth dawkins of moggerhanger house offered to build a church at moggerhanger in memory of her. The danes were thought to have been the earliest settlers here.
Between blunham and moggerhanger, which is in the extreme south of the parish, is the outlying district of chalton, consisting of a farm and a few houses. E eagle books, bedford elstow abbey elstow bunyan christian fellowship elstow parish council elstow tea garden elstow village site includes a large photo archive, containing many bunyanrelated images and a history archive containing bunyan family information. Autograph manuscript on paper comprising titlepage and 12 pages text with grey inkruled frames, the introduction signed with an autograph inscription at mogenhanger first time 28 may 1792. An active parish council meets monthly the clerk is lynda galler 4. Compare uk book prices of one or several books together to find the lowest price. The village also was home to cranfield universitys silsoe campus for agricultural engineering. Our book price comparison is free, objective and easytouse. The old vicarage, moggerhanger, central bedfordshire. This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. This site is dedicated to those men and women who fell fighting for their country. Dictionary of british place names oxford reference. Sometime after writing this history he died and his wife moved to a home possibly in arlesey.
Online index to baptisms for england family search igi. Moggerhanger park was built for godfrey thornton, the governor of the bank of england, by sir john soane ra between 1790 and 1816. Roll of honour bedfordshire war memorial selection. Vic davison, the grandfather of guy davison later used the old school for storing potatoes and farm machinery. Another volume for every local historians bookshelf local historianthis revised edition of the dictionary of british placenames includes over 17,000 engaging and informative entries, tracing the development of the featured placenames from earliest times to the present day. The photos above were kindly loaned to us by cynthia rawlins, margaret jennings and mrs shreeves. In 1910 the school moved to the building we see today a little further up the road. Click on the link below to view countrysides range of other local titles. Hib newsletters bedfordshire local history association. The old vicarage is a grade ii listed building in moggerhanger, central bedfordshire, england.
Citations email from susan old email address to tony mooney, dated 15 july 2007 tony mooney, moggerhanger, bedford, printout my ref. Archive cd books, the census for england and wales 1841. Photos, images and stories about old and recent moggerhanger village events are always welcome. Books, bricabrac, childrens, clothes and accessories, homewares, music. Close by to the south, partly on a low ridge, is the village of moggerhanger. Woburn abbey is one of the nations great treasure houses, and it justifiable draws a huge number of visitors every year. Potton whats on december 2015 1 december moggerhanger meeting place and shop agm 9. If the value of an item or items is significant we will use signed for of special delivery services as appropriate. Nearby is chalgrave church with medieval wall paintings.
Moggerhanger, muggerhanger, or morhanger, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in beds. Mirehouse cumbria northwest counties four miles north of keswick on the a591. You may be able to find further references to blunham in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a fulltext search here. Ccm took responsibility for the operation of moggerhanger house and estate from the time of its coming to moggerhanger in 1997. The house was acquired by godfrey thornton, a bank of england director, who commissioned the banks architect, john soane, to remodel it between 1790 and 1793. We will regularly publish details about whats happening and how to join in. The post office national archives record the issue to blunham in august 1886 of a type of postmark known as a rubber datestamp. The thornton family, owners of moggerhanger park, employed sir john soane the eminent architect and designer of the bank of england, to design the house which was built between 1790 and 1816. Moggerhanger events, clubs, gig guide, club nights, theatre and more.
The domesday book 1086 siuuilessou or sewilessou records two manors, the larger held by hugh of walter, brother of saher, and this later became the manor of wrest. The village was, until 2007, the location of the silsoe research institute, a bbsrcfunded body, in wrest park. One historic house towers metaphorically over all others in bedfordshire. This list of museums in bedfordshire, england contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Moggerhanger park, willington 10069 historic england.1005 1353 877 98 328 1126 384 1163 312 928 254 846 627 1233 1156 1244 504 684 1325 1172 1133 553 781 480 1130 1077 1311 159 803 155 635 1266 1497 1161