Northill is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Alternative names: Northhill with Ickwell, Northhill

Other places in the parish include: Upper Caldicott, Ickwell, Lower Caldicott, Thorncoate, Beeston, Brookend, and Thorncoate with Brookend Hatch.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1562

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

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Parish History

Northill

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NORTHILL, a village, a township, and a parish in Biggleswade district, Beds.

The village stands near the river Ivel, 3 miles S W of Sandy r. station, and 4 WNW of Biggleswade; and has a post-office under Biggleswade.

The township contains also the hamlet of Ickwell. Pop., 523. Houses, 109.

The parish contains likewise the hamlets of Thorncote, Brookend, Upper Caldicott, Lower Caldicott, and part of Beeston. Acres, 4, 210. Real property, exclusive of the part of Beeston, £7,339; inclusive of all Beeston, £11,140. Pop. of the parish, 1,366. Houses, 291. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to J. Harvey, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £530. Patrons, the Grocers’ Company, London. The church is ancient and very fine; was recently restored, at a cost of £2,000; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and was made collegiate, in the time of Henry IV., by the Tralleys. A brick church was built in 1867at Upper Caldicott.

There are two national schools, and charities £55.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Northill, 3 m. N.W. Biggleswade. P. 1280

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

Beeston

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Beeston, 3 m. N.W. Biggleswade. P. 406

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Beeston, a hamlet, partly in the parish of Northill, partly in that of Sandy, hund. of Wixamtree, county of Bedford; 2½ miles north-north-west of Biggleswade, on the post-road to Huntingdon. Pop., in 1801, 180; in 1831, 258. Houses 50. Acres 210. Other returns with the parish.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Beeston, co. Bedford.

P.T. Biggleswade (45) 3m NNW. Pop. (with six adjoining hamlets) 455.

A township, partly in the parish of Northhill, and partly in that of Sandy, in the hundred of Wixamtree.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833

Brook End

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Brook-end, Northill parish. P. 52.

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

Budnor

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Budnor, included in Northill Parish.

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

Caldecote (Upper and Lower)

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Caldicotts,(Upper and Lower), in Northill Parish. P. 509.

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

Hatch

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Hatch, included in Northill Parish.

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

Thorncote

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Thorncote, in Northill parish. P. 72.

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

Parish Registers

Northill Parish Registers 1562 – 1812

Northill Parish Registers 1562 – 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, Northill – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Northill, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Bedfordshire, Northill – Church history ( 1 )
St. Mary Virgin Northill
Author: Chadwick, Jeanne

England, Bedfordshire, Northill – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Northill, 1602-1860
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Northill (Bedfordshire)

Churchwarden, overseers of the poor and vestry accounts and other records, 1563-1927
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Northill (Cornwall)

Parish registers for Northill, 1562-1891
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Northill (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Northill, 1885-1909
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Northill (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Northill – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Parish register printouts of Northill, Bedford, England

England, Bedfordshire, Northill – Description and travel – Guidebooks ( 1 )
A guide to the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin Northill
Author: Nixseaman, A. J.

England, Bedfordshire, Northill – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1543-1852
Author: Manor of Northill. Court (Bedfordshire); Manor of Beeston, Thorncote and Hatch. Court (Bedfordshire); Manor of Jackwell Bury. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Northill – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Churchwarden, overseers of the poor and vestry accounts and other records, 1563-1927
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Northill (Cornwall)

England, Bedfordshire, Northill – Schools ( 2 )
Log books, 1862-1925
Author: Caldecote Church of England School (Upper and Lower Caldicott, Bedfordshire)

Log books, 1863-1934
Author: Northill Lower School (Northill, Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Northill – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for Northill, 1797-1949
Author: Bedfordshire (England). County Council

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OS Grid ReferenceTL1483946634 (all-numeric format: 514839 246634)

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Administration

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

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