Sharnbrook is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1595
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Old Baptists, Calvinistic Baptists, Methodists

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHARNBROOK, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district and county of Bedford.

The village stands on the river Ouse, near the Leicester and Hitchin railway, 7½ miles NNW of Bedford; is a polling-place; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post-office under Bedford.

The parish comprises 2,880 acres. Real property, £3,690. Pop., 867. Houses, 171. The manor belongs to Admiral Gambier. S. House, Colworth, and Waterside House are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £150. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good, and has a tower and spire.

There are two Baptist chapels and a national school; and one of the chapels was enlarged in 1865.

The sub-district contains six parishes and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 13,683. Pop., 2,894. Houses, 593.

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

Parish Registers

Sharnbrook Parish Registers 1596 – 1812

Sharnbrook Parish Registers 1596 – 1812 Bedfordshire parish registers by Bedfordshire (England); Emmison, F. G. (Frederick George), 1907-1995, editor –

Parish Records


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

England, Bedfordshire, Sharnbrook – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Sharnbrook, 1602-1874
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sharnbrook (Bedfordshire)

Churchwarden records, 1824, 1853-1984
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sharnbrook (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Sharnbrook, 1596-1959
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sharnbrook (Bedfordshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Sharnbrook – Schools ( 1 )
Log books, 1868-1938
Author: Sharnbrook Council School (Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire)

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


OS Grid ReferenceTL0019058656 (all-numeric format: 500191 258657)

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

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