Souldrop is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Alternative names: Souldrope

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1670
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SOULDROP, a parish, with a village, in the district and county of Bedford; 2 miles NW by N of Sharnbrook r. station. Post town, Sharnbrook, under Bedford. Acres, 1,290. Real property, £1,055. Pop., 276. Houses, 52. The manor belongs to the Duke of Bedford. The living is a rectory, annexed to Knotting. The church, excepting the tower and part of the spire, was recently rebuilt.

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

Souldrop, 9 miles N.W. Bedford. P. 332

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

SOULDROP (All Saints), a parish, in the hundred of Willey, union and county of Bedford, 5½ miles (N. E. by N.) from Harrold; containing 332 inhabitants.

This parish, which was inclosed under an act passed in 1770, is situated in the north-western part of the county, upon the road between Bedford and Higham-Ferrers. A branch diverges from that road, in the immediate vicinity of Souldrop, to Harrold.

The living is a discharged rectory, united in 1735 to that of Knotting, and valued in the king’s books at £10. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1770, and under the recent Tithe act have been further commuted for a rent-charge of £8. 17. 4.; there are 68 acres of glebe. The body of the church has been rebuilt, but the ancient steeple remains, and, though not lofty, forms a conspicuous object for several miles round.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Registers

Souldrop Parish Registers 1602-1812

Souldrop Parish Registers 1602-1812 Bedfordshire Parish Registers V. 7 – Archive.org

Parish Records

Souldrop Marriages – Steven Gibbs – Genealogy

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England, Bedfordshire, Souldrop – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Monumental inscriptions in the parish of Souldrop, 1679-1979
Author: Bedfordshire Family History Society

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

England, Bedfordshire, Souldrop – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Knotting, 1602-1895
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Knotting (Bedfordshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Souldrop, 1602-1895
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Souldrop (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Souldrop, 1670-1983
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Souldrop (Bedfordshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Souldrop – Schools ( 1 )
Log books, 1924-1962
Author: Souldrop Council School (Souldrop, Bedfordshire)

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

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OS Grid ReferenceSP9901260490 (all-numeric format: 499013 260491)

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Administration

  • 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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