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Ridgmont

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

RIDGMONT, a parish in the hundred of REDBORNESTOKE, County of BEDFORD, 3¼ miles (N. E.) from Woburn, containing 810 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, with Segenhoe, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at 9, endowed with 200 private benefaction, 400 royal bounty, and 1,200 parliamentary grant, and is held by sequestration. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has lately received an addition of ninety-one free sittings, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted 100 towards defraying the expense. The church at Segenhoe has been long since demolished. There is a place of worship for Baptists.

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