|Alt names||Litinclitone||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 30|
|Boughton End||source: hamlet in parish|
|Thrupp End||source: hamlet in parish|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Bedfordshire, England|
|See also||Redbornstoke Hundred, Bedfordshire, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Ampthill Rural, Bedfordshire, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1974|
|Mid Bedfordshire District, Bedfordshire, England||non-metropolitan district covering the area since 1974-2009|
|Central Bedfordshire District, Bedfordshire, England||non-metropolitan district covering the area since 2009|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Lidlington is a small village and civil parish in Central Bedfordshire District of Bedfordshire, England surrounded by farmland, in the Marston Vale (the brick-making area of Bedfordshire). The hamlets of Boughton End and Thrupp End are also part of the parish.
The village has an unusual Gothic style church built by the Duke of Bedford in 1845 and a thatched pub on its High Street. Lidlington is set on the southern part of the vale's 'basin'.
With a population of about 1300 voters and over 500 homes, Lidlington is defined as a small village. The village also has a single congregation Anglican/Baptist/Methodist church, members of which worship regularly in the chapel.
The village lies between the main A421 Bedford to Milton Keynes road and the A507 Ampthill to Woburn road. Lidlington railway station is on the Marston Vale Line which gives good access for walkers along the Greensand Ridge long distance footpath which passes nearby the village. Local speculation is that the ridge was the model for the "Delectable Mountains" in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Lidlington Hill may also be Bunyan's "Hill of Difficulty".
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Lidlington.
- The website British History Online provides three chapters of the Victoria County History Series on Bedfordshire. The first covers the religious houses of the county; the second and third provides articles on the parishes of the county. The parishes are arranged within their "hundreds".
- GENUKI main page for Bedfordshire which provides information on various topics covering the whole of the county, and also a link to a list of parishes. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. This is a list of pre-1834 ancient or ecclesiastical parishes but there are suggestions as to how to find parishes set up since then. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and therefore the reader should check additional sources if possible.
- Bedfordshire family history societies are listed in GENUKI.
- The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date and from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851. There is a list of all the parishes in existence at that date with maps indicating their boundaries. The website is very useful for finding the ecclesiastical individual parishes within large cities and towns.
- A Vision of Britain through Time, Bedfordshire, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72 which often provides brief notes on the economic basis of the settlement and significant occurences through its history.
- These two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
Categories: Bedfordshire, England | Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England | Redbornstoke Hundred, Bedfordshire, England | Ampthill Rural, Bedfordshire, England | Mid Bedfordshire District, Bedfordshire, England | Central Bedfordshire District, Bedfordshire, England