Clophill is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1567
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include:

  • Primitive Methodist
  • Society of Friends/Quaker
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Clophill

Historical Descriptions


Imperial Gazetteer 1870.

Clophill, a parish in Ampthill district, Beds; on the river Ivel, 3 1/2 miles W. of Shefford r. Station, and 4 E. of Ampthill

Source: Imperial Gazetteer 1870.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Clophill, 2 m. N.E. Selsoe. P. 1066

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CLOPHILL (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Amphill, hundred of Flitt, county of Bedford, 1 mile (N. by E.) from Silsoe; containing 1066 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 2340 acres, of which about 1400 are arable, and 700 pasture. The soil is light and sandy, with some portions of gravel, clay, and moorland; the surface is rather hilly, and the lower grounds are subject to inundation from the river Ivel, which flows through the parish. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £12; net income, £522; patron, Earl de Grey. The tithes have been commuted for £239, and the glebe contains 70 acres, with a glebehouse. The church stands upon an eminence at some distance from the village. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. At Cainhoe are vestiges of the moated castle of the barons d’Albini: the hill on which it stood is high and steep, and overgrown with coppice-wood. Here was also a religious house, probably a cell to St. Alban’s Abbey.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983

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  • County: Bedfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ampthill
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford
  • Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Fleete
  • Poor Law Union: Ampthill
  • Hundred: Flitt
  • Province: Canterbury

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