Lower Gravenhurst is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1705
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GRAVENHURST (LOWER), a parish in Ampthill district, Beds; 3½ miles SW of Shefford r. station, and 5½ ESE of Ampthill. Post town, Silsoe, under Ampthill. Acres, 1,240. Real property, with Upper Gravenhurst, £2,340. Rated property of L. G. alone, £613. Pop., 60. Houses, 13. The property is divided among a few. There are extensive brickworks. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £243. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was rebuilt, in 1400, by R. de Bilhemore; has a brass of him; and is good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Gravenhurst (Lower), a parish in Flitt hund., union of Ampthill, county of Bedford; 5½ miles east-south-east of Ampthill. Living, a rectory, formerly in the archd. of Bedford and dio. of Lincoln, now in the dio. of Ely; rated at £7 12s. 11d.; gross income £244. Patron, the Lord-chancellor. Tithes commuted in 1820. Acres 1,240. Houses 8. A.P. £1.435. Pop., in 1801, 48; in 1831, 77.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Gravenhurst, (Lower), 2 m. S.E. Selsoe. P. 50

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

Parish Registers

Lower Gravenhurst Parish Registers 1602 – 1812

Lower Gravenhurst Parish Registers 1602 – 1812 Bedfordshire parish registers by Bedfordshire (England); Emmison, F. G. (Frederick George), 1907-1995, editor – Archive.org

Parish Records

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England, Bedfordshire, Lower Gravenhurst – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Gravenhurst, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Bedfordshire, Lower Gravenhurst – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Lower Gravenhurst, 1602-1860
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lower Gravenhurst (Bedfordshire)

Churchwardens accounts, 1826-1839
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lower Gravenhurst (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Lower Gravenhurst, 1705-1983
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lower Gravenhurst (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Lower Gravenhurst – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Lower Gravenhurst, Bedford, England

England, Bedfordshire, Lower Gravenhurst – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for Gravenhurst, 1797-1946
Author: Bedfordshire (England). County Council

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OS Grid ReferenceTL1211434813 (all-numeric format: 512115 234813)

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Administration

  • 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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