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Renhold

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

RENHOLD, a parish in the hundred of BARFORD, county of BEDFORD, 3¾ Miles (N.E.) from Bedford, containing 340 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at 8.3.4., endowed with 200 private benefaction, and 200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of John Polhill, Esq. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The river Ouse runs through the parish. William Belcher, in 1723, gave 600 for the support of a school, in which from twenty to thirty children are educated; the annual income is about 20. In the neighbourhood are several ancient mounds, called "the Amphitheatre."

The Church web site has, apart from current Church information, the following information:

  • History of All Saints Church
  • History of all the Vicars
  • History of Joye
  • History of the Lords of the Manor - Becher Family 1602-1781 and Polhill family 1781 to date
  • The Parish Registers 1602 - 1812 in date order and alpha order
  • The MIs of the Churchyard in number order with plan and alpha order
  • The War Memorial

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards - 2000

Within in the church is a wooden plaque bearing the names of all the vicars since 1229.

1229 G. de RANHAL 1660 R. BEDCOT
1233 R. de ELY 1664 M. COCKE
1239 Geoffrey 16'' J. OMBLER
12'' R. OURAY 1710 M. JONES
1262 N. de WYLDEN 1713 B. HOLLOWAY
1264 JOHN ' 1725 M. ARNOLD
1297 W. de RONHALE 1728 M. ARNOLD
13'' JOHN ' 1742 R PHIPPS
1349 J. MESSAGE 1744 R. PHIPP
13'' R. HAYN 1783 D. WILLIAMS
1361 S. CATELENE 1787 T. BULL
1386 R. VERNON 1797 J. ELARD
1390 J. YBBE 1798 A. J. CRISPIN
1391 W. STOUGHTON 1817 A. J. CRISPIN
1420 L. atte WOODE 1851 W.C. USHER
1449 T. BYLMAN 1859 L. SPENCER
1453 R. DRURY 1886 H. RUDKIN
1457 T. BURTON 1896 C. PIGGOTT
1466 J. LUFFENHAM 1898 C. E. MEADOWS
1482 H. GLAPTHORNE 1908 E. E. NICKISSON
1489 J. WYON 1917 W. C. PROCTOR
1528 J. STUCLEY 1919 F. W. BREED
1561 R. MAWDLEY 1942 P. E. CURTIS
1566 J. LAMBERT 1947 R. J. THOMPSON
1570 E. LEGGE 1954 L. W. KEMMIS
1603 H. GALE 1969 A. H. HARLAND
1612 T. LLOYD 1980 R. D. BRANSON
16'' G. HERBERT 1982 D. L. GAMBLE
16'' O. ROBERTS 1990 P. E. WILSON
16'' W. HAYNES 1992 A. R. O. MORRIS
1638 N. HILL 1993 L. R. McDONALD
1644 G. BARTON 1999 C. D. BRADLEY B.A.


Photograph Copyright © John Page- 2001

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