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Places > Segenhoe

11th Century: Segenhoe church built.

1276: Mention of a castle at Segenhoe which was occupied by the Barons of Wahull..

1818-19: The church repaired by Robert Nixon of Woburn.

1823-26: New tower erected.

1853: Much repair work was needed on the church so it was decided to build a new one at a more convenient location. The old church was retained as a mortuary chapel, the graveyard continuing in use.

1927: Last services held in Segenhoe church. The Duke of Bedford decided to demolish the church but stopped the work when a number of features of interest came to light.  As a result restoration work was restarted.

1970: The church continued to deteriorate, by 1970 the roof had virtually collapsed.

1980: The church formally declared redundant.

1982: The church ruins consolidated by Bedfordshire County Council, with 28,000 being spent to make the Grade 1 listed building safe. 


  • Newspaper Cuttings Collection at Bedford Central Library
  • DAWSON, Dick.  Lost Villages of Bedfordshire.  2007.

Page last updated: 4th February 2014