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Places > Sewell

1086: Entry for Sewell in the Domesday Book.

13th-14th Century: Sewell Manor House built.

17th Century: Extension to the Manor House built.

1650c: Sewell Manor confiscated by Parliament and bought from them by Dame Joan Fenner who sold the manor to Henry Brandreth in 1658.   

1678c: Quaker Meeting House built at Sewell.

1728: Meetings for worship were no longer on a regular basis at Sewell but the use of the burial ground continued for a number of years.

1835: The Quaker Meeting House was closed.

1895c: B.J. Forder's Sewell Lime works opened around this date

1912: B.J.Forder sold his lime works to British Portland Cement Manufacturers.


  • Newspaper Cuttings Collection at Bedford Central Library

Page last updated: 4th February 2014