Podington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Hinwick.

Alternative names: Poddington, Possington, Puddington

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1662
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PUDDINGTON, a village and a parish in the district of Wellingborough and county of Bedford. The village stands 1¼ mile E of the boundary with Northamptonshire, 3 SSE of Irchester r. station, and 4½ S by W of Higham-Ferrers; and has a postal letter-box under Wellingborough.

The parish contains also the hamlet of Hinwick, and comprises 2,770 acres. Real property, £3,364. Pop., 643. Houses, 142. The manor, with Hinwick House, belongs to R. L. Orlebar, Esq. Hinwick Hall is the seat of W. A. Orlebar, Esq.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £190. Patron, R. L. Orlebar, Esq. The church is of successive dates, from Norman to decorated English; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and crocketted spire; and contains an ancient font and a brass of 1518.

There is a national school.

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

Puddington, 10 m. N.W. Bedford. P. 602.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

PODDINGTON, or Puddington (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Wellingborough, hundred of Willey, county of Bedford, 5 miles (N.) from Harrold; containing, with Hinwick hamlet, 602 inhabitants, of whom 398 are in the township of Poddington.

The parish comprises about 2750 acres, of which 1530 are arable, 950 pasture, 30 meadow, and 250 woodland; the soil is chiefly a loamy clay. The manufacture of thread lace is carried on.

The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £7. 6. 8.; net income, £89; patron and impropriator, R. Orlebar, Esq.: the tithes were commuted for land in 1765. The church contains several ancient monuments, the principal of which is to the memory of General Livesay.

There is a petrifying spring; and small shells of the ostroites, belemnitæ, and turbinitæ species are found imbedded in the clay and gravel pits.

Canary birds in a wild state are frequently met with in the neighbourhood.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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

England, Bedfordshire, Puddington – Church records ( 5 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Puddington, 1602-1868
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Puddington (Bedfordshire)

Churchwardens accounts and vestry minutes, overseers of the poor rate books and receipts, and highway accounts and miscellaneous, 1220-1964
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Puddington (Bedfordshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1602-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Puddington (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Puddington, 1662-1968
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Puddington (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers of Poddington, 1602-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Puddington (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Puddington – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Puddington, Beds., Eng

England, Bedfordshire, Puddington – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1383-1767
Author: Manor of Puddington. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Puddington – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Churchwardens accounts and vestry minutes, overseers of the poor rate books and receipts, and highway accounts and miscellaneous, 1220-1964
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Puddington (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Puddington – Schools ( 1 )
Log books, 1867-1931
Author: Podington Voluntary School (Podington, Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Puddington – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for Podington, 1798-1949
Author: Bedfordshire (England). County Council

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Administration

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

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