Tilbrook is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire. Tilbrook was in Bedfordshire until 30 September 1896, when it was transferred to Huntingdonshire. From 1965, the village was part of the administrative county of Huntingdon and Peterborough. Then in 1974, following the Local Government Act 1972, Tilbrook became a part of the county of Cambridgeshire.

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Tillbrook

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1649
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Moravian, Wesleyan Methodist

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TILBROOK, a parish in the district of St. Neots and county of Bedford; 1½ mile NW of Kimbolton r. station. Post town, Kimbolton, under St. Neots. Acres, 1,680. Real property, £1,945. Pop., 329. Houses, 78. The manor belongs to Lord St. John. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £388. Patron, Lord St. John. The church is good. There are Moravian and Wesleyan chapels, and a national school.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

TILBROOK (All Saints), a parish, in the union of St. Neot’s, hundred of Stodden, county of Bedford, l½ mile (N. W. by W.) from Kimbolton; containing 319 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £13. 10.; net income, £388, with a house; patron, Lord St. John. The tithes were commuted for land and corn-rents, under an inclosure act, in the 39th and 40th of George III.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


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

England, Bedfordshire, Tilbrook – Church records ( 2 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Tilbrook, 1602-1880
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tilbrook (Bedfordshire)

Parish register of Tilbrook, 1573-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tilbrook (Bedfordshire)

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

England, Bedfordshire, Tilbrook – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1811-1920
Author: Manor of Tilbrook. Court (Bedfordshire)

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


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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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