Clophill Bedfordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1567
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include:

  • Primitive Methodist
  • Society of Friends/Quaker
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Clophill

  • Lower Gravenhurst
  • Silsoe
  • Upper Gravenhurst
  • Haynes
  • Maulden
  • Chicksands
  • Campton

Historical Descriptions


Imperial Gazetteer 1870.

Clophill, a parish in Ampthill district, Beds; on the river Ivel, 3 1/2 miles W. of Shefford r. Station, and 4 E. of Ampthill

Source: Imperial Gazetteer 1870.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Clophill, 2 m. N.E. Selsoe. P. 1066

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


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

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