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Wrestlingworth

Wrestlingworth Z1306-137-1-16

High Street, Wrestlingworth c.1920 [Z1306/137/116] 

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

Wrestlingworth is an ancient parish in the far east of the county, on the border with Cambridgeshire, with a hamlet at Water End. In 1985 it was combined with Cockayne Hatley to form the civil parish of Wrestlingworth and Cockayne Hatley. A search of our online catalogue with Wrestlingworth as the subject returns over 1400 items.  

Significant collections for researching people or places in Wrestlingworth include: 

  • P52: Records for the parish of Wrestlingworth. These include registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, property records churchwardens’ accounts, accounts of overseers of the poor, charity records, and minutes of the parochial church council among other items. 

  • PCWrestlingworth: Minute books of Wrestlingworth Parish Council 

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

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

  • MA23/2: Enclosure map of Wrestlingworth, 1801 

  • SDWrestlingworth: Records of Wrestlingworth School 

  • AO/S68: Smallholding scheme, Wrestlingworth 1921-1928 

  • CD457-465: Chaundler of Biggleswade, solicitors, deeds relating to Wrestlingworth 

  • GK40: Greene King (Biggleswade) archive, Three Horse Shoes at Wrestlingworth 

  • X939/16: Wrestlingworth Women’s Institute 

  • Z740/147: J. R. Eve & Son (Bedford & Hitchin) estate agents, records for Wrestlingworth 

  • Z50/137: Photographs of Wrestlingworth 

  • Z1130/137: Postcards with pictures of Wrestlingworth 

  • Z1306/137: Postcards with pictures of Wrestlingworth 

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 Wrestlingworth include: 

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.