Steppingley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Lawrence

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1562
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STEPPINGLEY, a parish, with a village, in Ampthill district, Beds; 3¼ miles S of Ampthill r. station. Post town, Ampthill. Acres, 1,060. Real property, £1,899. Pop., 365. Houses, 85. The manor be1ongs to the Duke of Bedford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £266. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was rebuilt in 1860, and is in the early decorated and later English styles.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Stepingley, a parish in the hund. of Redborne-Stoke, union of Ampthill, county of Bedford; 2¼ miles south-west of Ampthill. Living, a discharged rectory in the archd. of Bedford, formerly in the dio. of Lincoln, now in the dio. of Ely; rated at £6 16s. 3d.; gross income £289. Patron, in 1841, the Duke of Bedford. Charities, 10s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £205 7s. Acres 1,060. Houses 69. Pop., in 1801, 264; in 1831, 348.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Steppingley, 2 miles S.W. Ampthill. P. 377

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

STEPPINGLEY (St. Lawrence), a parish, in the union of Ampthill, hundred of Redbornestoke, county of Bedford, 2½ miles (S. W. by S.) from Ampthill; containing 377 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 1300 acres. The women and children are principally employed in making lace. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king’s books at £6.16. 3., and in the gift of the Crown: the tithes were commuted for a corn-rent of £225, under a late inclosure act; there is a glebe-house, and the glebe contains 36 acres of land.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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England, Bedfordshire, Steppingley – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Monumental inscriptions in the parish of St. Lawrence, Steppingley
Author: Bedfordshire Family History Society

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

England, Bedfordshire, Steppingley – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Steppingley, 1602-1869
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Steppingley (Bedfordshire)

Church records, 1748
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Steppingley (Bedfordshire)

Parish register of Steppingley
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Steppingley (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Steppingley, 1562-1983
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Steppingley (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Steppingley – Church records – Indexes ( 2 )
Computer printout of Steppingley, Beds., Eng

Parish register printouts of Steppingley, Bedford, England ; christenings, 1562-1812
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Bedfordshire, Steppingley – Manors – Court records ( 2 )
Court records, 1536-1929
Author: Manor of Silsoe. Court (Bedfordshire); Manor of Steppingley. Court (Bedfordshire)

Court records, 1661-1908
Author: Manor of Steppingley. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Steppingley – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Overseers of the poor accounts and an indemnity, 1748-1837
Author: Steppingley (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Steppingley – Schools ( 1 )
Log books and admission register, 1868-1973
Author: Steppingley Board School (Steppingley, Bedfordshire)

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

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Administration

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

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