Shelton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1706
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1603

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHELTON, a parish in the district of St. Neots and county of Bedford; 47½ miles W by N of Kimbolton r. station. Post town, Kimbolton, under St. Neots. Acres, 1,080. Real property, £897. Pop., 143. Houses, 27. The manor belongs to T. Harris, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £200. Patron, Lord St. John. The church is ancient.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

SHELTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of St. Neot’s, hundred of Stodden, county of Bedford, 4 miles (W. by N.) from Kimbolton; containing 128 inhabitants. It comprises about 940 acres; the soil is principally clay, and the surface uniformly level. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £13; net income, £190; patron, Lord St. John.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Registers

Shelton Parish Registers 1602-1812

Shelton Parish Registers 1602-1812 Bedfordshire Parish Registers V. 7 –

Parish Records


England, Bedfordshire, Shelton – Cemeteries ( 1 )
The monumental inscriptions of the parish church of St. Mary, Shelton, Bedfordshire
Author: Nichols, G.

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

England, Bedfordshire, Shelton – Church records ( 2 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Shelton, 1603-1879
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shelton (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Shelton, 1706-1983
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shelton (Bedfordshire)

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

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


OS Grid ReferenceTL0326169256 (all-numeric format: 503261 269257)

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

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