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Places > Farndish

c.1180: The nave and chancel of the church date from this period.

1653: Farndish Manor House purchased by Samuel Collins of Irchester for 1,000. He rebuilt the house soon after this date.

1763: Birthplace of the artist George Arnold.

1800: Farndish Enclosure Act.

1846: Major restoration work on the church.

1884: Farndish becomes part of the civil parish of Podington.

1944: A United States Air Force B17F bomber crashed fully laden after take off into a field.

1970: The church  declared redundant.

1974: The church given into the care of The Redundant Churches Fund.


  • The newspapers cuttings collection at Bedford Central Library.

  • PICKFORD, C.  Bedfordshire Churches in the 19th Century. Beds Historical Record Soc. Vol.73 1994.

Page last updated: 28th January 2014