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1270:  The tower dates from circa 1275 and carries a contemporary broach spire. It is the oldest spire in the county. The body of the church has been twice rebuilt and the present building is of 1860-61.

1770: Souldrop Enclosure Act.

1800: The Church was rebuilt by Robert Salmon. The roof had collapsed in 1795 and in 1800 a new church, nave and chancel, was erected and opened in June 1800.  

1860-61: The church was rebuilt to the designs of Henry Clutton with the old tower being retained. The church was opened on Tuesday 17th December 1861.

1868: Village school opened, designed by Henry Clutton.

Sources :

  • Newspaper articles in The Local Studies Library at Bedford Central Library.
  • Victoria County History of Bedfordshire 3 Vols. 1912.
  • PICKFORD, Christopher  Bedfordshire Churches in the 19th Century Vol.79 Bedfordshire Historical Record Society. 2000.

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