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Stotfold Z1306-115-3-10

High Street, Stotfold c.1902 [Z1306/115/3/10] 

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

Stotfold is an ancient parish in the east of county, south of Biggleswade and on the border with Hertfordshire, and includes Brook End and Stotfold Green. Bedfordshire Archives holds many documents relating to the parish; a search of our online catalogue with Stotfold as the subject returns over 2,800 items. Significant collections for researching people or places in Stotfold include: 

  • P83: Records for the parish of St Mary the Virgin, Stotfold, including: registers of baptisms, marriages and burials; records relating to church property; churchwardens’ accounts; records of overseers of the poor; charity records; parish magazines; parochial church council minutes 

  • PCStotfold: Parish council records, including: minutes; financial records; documents relating to rights of way, allotments, development and other local matters 

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

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

  • MA88/1: Enclosure map for Stotfold, 1851 

  • MA88/2: Pre-enclosure map of Stotfold, c.1848 

  • MAT41/1: Tithe map for Stotfold, 1849 

  • MB2/STT1: Records of Brook Street Methodist Church, Stotfold 

  • SDStotfold: Records of Stotfold National School, later Stotfold Board School, Stotfold County Primary and now Roecroft Lower School 

  • SDStotRL: Records of Stotfold Endowed Boys School, later Stotfold Boys Primary, Stotfold County Primary and now Roecroft Lower School 

  • STLWM2012: Douments relating to ownership of Stotfold Mill 1734-1897 

  • X74: Deeds relating to Arlesey and Stotfold 

  • X108: Deeds relating to Stotfod Quaker Meeting House 

  • X195: Manor court books of the manor of Stotfold 1698-1934 

  • X937: Deeds relating to Stotfold Village Club 

  • Z1116: Deeds relating to property in Stotfold, the Rectory Manor and Stotfold Manor 

  • Z50/2: Photographs of Stotfold 

  • Z1130/2: Postcards with pictures of Stotfold 

  • Z1306/2: Postcards with pictures of Stotfold 

Further details of these and other items relating to Stotfold 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 Stotfold include: 

  • Victoria County History entry for Stotfold, 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 Stotfold Brayes, Stotfold Newnham and Stotfold Rectory. 

  • Open Domesday lists one entry for Stotfold 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.