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Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Cockayne, Hatley, Hatley Port

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1701
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Cockayne Hatley

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Cockayne-Hatley, 2½ m. E. Potton. P. 99.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Cockayne Hatley, or Hatley Port, co. Bedford.

P. T. Biggleswade (45) 6 m. NE b E. Pop. 117.

A parish in the hundred of Biggleswade; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry of Bedford and diocese of Lincoln; valued in K. B. 8l.; church ded. to St. John the Baptist; patron (1829) Earl Brownlow.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.


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