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All Saints, Chalgrave
All Saints, Chalgrave. According to the map this is a church “without tower or spire” – which seems a little unfair as it definitely has got a tower albeit a rather dumpy one ! This little church is off the beaten track down its own lane. Rob Farrow / All Saints, Chalgrave / CC BY-SA 2.0

Chalgrave is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Wingfield and Tebworth.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1539
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Chalgrave

  • Battlesden
  • Houghton Regis
  • Tilsworth
  • Toddington
  • Hockliffe

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHALGRAVE, a parish in Woburn district, Beds; 3¾ miles N by W of Dunstable r. station, and 6½ ENE of Leighton-Buzzard. It includes the hamlets of Tebworth and Wingfield; and its Post Town is Hockliffe, under Leighton-Buzzard. Acres, 2,130. Real property, £4,665. Pop., 761. Houses, 207. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £150. Patron, the Rev. J. M. Hamilton. The church is ancient There are a Wesleyan chapel and a n. school.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Chalgrave, 3½ m. N.W. Dunstable. P. 818.

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


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TEBWORTH, a hamlet in Chalgrave parish, Beds; 4¼ miles NW of Dunstable. Pop., 408.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Tebworth, a hamlet, in the parish of Chalgrave, union of Woburn, hundred of Manshead, county of Bedford; containing 408 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

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