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Places > Pertenhall

12th Century: The church is of Norman origin.  The list of the incumbents begins in 1154. The original building was enlarged by the addition of a north aisle in about 1190 with the chancel being rebuilt in the 13th century and in the 14th century a chapel was added on the north side of the chancel.

1796: Pertenhall Enclosure Act.

1799: Pertenhall Rectory built.

1823: Moravian Chapel built.

1848: The east half of the chancel with the north chapel were built.

1870: Public Elementary School built on land given by John Martyn for 60 children

1877: Pertenhall Manor brought and restored by Edward Campion. During the restoration portions of no less than 23 human skeletons were found.

1879: Under a Local Government Board Order detached parts of Pertenhall were added to Bolnhurst, Little Staughton and Keysoe

1976: Moravian Chapel demolished.

1983: Church steeple repaired.


  • The Newspaper Cuttings Collection in the Local Studies Library at Bedford Central Library
  • Victoria County History of Bedfordshire 3 Vols. 1912.
  • PICKFORD, C.  Bedfordshire Churches in the 19th Century Part 2 Parishes H to R  Bedfordshire Historical Record Society Vol. 77 1998.

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