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Langford

Langford Z1306-71-2-1

High Street South, Langford 1909 [Z1306/71/2/1]

We have not yet been able to compile comprehensive history pages for Langford. If you would like to carry out research and contribute to this site we would be delighted to hear from you.   

Langford is an ancient parish 2 miles south of Biggleswade, with hamlets at Boot End, Flexmore End and Water End. Bedfordshire Archives holds many documents relating to the parish; a search of our online catalogue with Langford as the subject returns nearly 4000 items. Significant collections for researching people or places in Langford include:  

  • P99: Records for the parish of St. Andrew, including: registers of baptisms, marriages and burials; records relating to church property; account books of overseers of the poor; parish magazines 

  • PCLangford: Parish council records, including: minutes; financial records 

  • CD: Chaundler of Biggleswade, solicitors, Langford deeds 

  • MA57: Inclosure maps and Award Book N 

  • MC1/5/0/1: Books of reference to the first edition OS plans 

  • ABP/W: Wills proved in the Archdeaconry of Bedford, 1536-1857  

  • QSR: Quarter Sessions Records for Bedfordshire from 1714-1900. A search combining Langford as the subject and QSR as the reference will find criminal cases in which the parish is mentioned.   

  • X1/62: Copy of map, 78 acres in scattered strips, 1800 

  • MB2/LAN: Langford Methodist Church (formerly Wesleyan) 

  • FR7: Society of Friends (Quakers) Stotfold & Clifton/Langford/Pulloxhill Monthly Meetings 

  • SDLangford: Records of Langford School [Board, Council, CP, Lower] 

  • SB25: School Board, Langford 

  • HF: Archives of Hooper & Fletcher, Solicitors 

  • WJ200-256: Wade and Jackson of Shefford, solicitors. 

  • X836: Estate records relating to the Manor of Langford 

  • X939/51: Langford Women's Institute 

  • X939/128: Langford Ivel Women's Institute 

  • Z858: Gift of Balderston, Warren (Solicitors), Biggleswade 

  • Z903: Deeds to Properties in Langford, the Manor of Holme with Langford and the Manor of Langford (1729-1933) 

  • Z1287: Turner & Debenham solicitors, St. Albans, uncatalogued 

  • Z1654: Langford St. Andrews Drama Club 

  • Z50/71: Photographs of Langford  

  • Z1130/71: Postcards with pictures of Langford  

  • Z1306/71: Postcards with pictures of Langford   

Further details of these items can be found through our online catalogue. Our detailed collection guides give more information about the types of records we hold.   

Other useful sources for information about Langford include:  

  • Langford History Society 

  • Victoria County History entry for Langford, available through British History Online. Although published in 1908 most of the information is still relevant.   

  • The National Archives' Manorial Documents Register lists all manorial documents known to survive for the manors of Langford Rectory, Holme with Langford and Langford. 

  • Open Domesday lists 1 entry for Langford in the Domesday Book of 1086  

Copies of the parish registers listing baptisms, marriages and burials up to 1812 can be purchased from Bedfordshire Archives.  

We offer an enquiry and research service, however this is limited to local history, properties and general subjects; we are no longer able to carry out genealogy research.