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Streatley

 Streatley Z1130-116-2

Streatley c.1908 [Z1130/116/2] 

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

Streatley is an ancient parish 5 miles north-west of Luton with a hamlet at Sharpenhoe. Bedfordshire Archives holds many documents relating to the parish; a search of our online catalogue with Streatley as the subject returns nearly 2000 items. Significant collections for researching people or places in Streatley include:  

  • P25: Records for the parish of St Margaret, including: registers of baptisms, marriages and burials; records relating to church property; account books of overseers of the poor. 

  • PCStreatley: Parish council records, including: minutes; financial records; tithes; documents relating to rights of way, planning and other local matters  

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

  • MAT42/1: Parish map attached to Tithe Apportionment of 1843 

  • SDStreatley: Streatley County Primary / Junior School [Board, Council, CP, Lower] 

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

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

  • A: Austin of Luton Archive  

  • SM: Smyth of Streatley and Barton  

  • T: Page-Turner Muniments and Manuscripts  

  • X458: Roberts Farm (including the Clappers), Sharpenhoe, Streatley 

  • X939/118: Streatley Village Women's Institute  

  • Z1526: Mann family of Streatley 

  • Z1732: Weather Records of Stanley Frederick Bryn Moore (1924-2003)  

  • Z50/116 : Photographs of Streatley  

  • Z1130/116: Postcards with pictures of Streatley  

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 Streatley include:  

  • Victoria County History entry for Streatley, 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 Streatley and Sharpenhoe. 

  • Open Domesday lists 5 entries for Streatley 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.