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[From Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1831.]

HOCKLIFFE, a parish in the hundred of MANSHEAD, county of BEDFORD, 3½ miles E.N.E.) from Leighton-Buzzard, containing 393 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, united in 1772 to the vicarage of Chalgrave, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese or Lincoln, rated in the king's books at 16. 9. 7. Mrs. Robinson was patroness in 1791. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas. There is a place of worship for Independents. Francis West, in 1690, bequeathed 400 for educating poor children of Hockliffe and Chalgrave: the income is 30 a year, for which nine boys of each parish are instructed. So early as the reign of John here was an hospital, founded for a master and brethren, and dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

Photograph of Hockliffe Church Farm, cottages and church.

Photograph of Hockliffe St. Nicholas Church.

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