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Clifton Index of Pages

The following pages are designed to give a brief history of some aspects of the community. They are certainly not intended to be exhaustive and more work could be done, for example, on the interesting buildings with reference to census returns, electoral registers and name searches for owners and/or occupiers amongst our other archives, or on churches with reference to the parish records. We hope that reading these pages will encourage you to do more research of your own. If you find additional information on any of the pages below or, indeed, information on aspects of the community not covered here, we would love to hear from you and could publish your research here, giving credit, of course, where it is due!


The Parish of Clifton in General

Clifton Before 1086

Clifton in 1086

Clifton Manors

Medieval Murder in Clifton

Public Medicine in 19th Century Clifton

Insanitary Clifton

Clifton Feast Day 1821

Clifton Maps

Clifton Pond

The Established Church in Clifton

Clifton Church Architecture

Clifton Church Alterations and Additions

List of Clifton Rectors

Clifton Rectories

Nonconformity in Clifton

Clifton Registration and Early References

Quakers in Clifton

Wesleyan Methodists in Clifton

Baptists in Clifton

Clifton Baptists

Clifton Evangelical Baptists

Septimus Sears

Education in Clifton

Early Education in Clifton

Clifton School

Clifton School in 1904

Clifton Fields Infants School

Samuel Whitbread Upper School Clifton

Sources for Education in Clifton

Interesting Buildings in Clifton

Broad Street

19 Broad Street Clifton

Church Street

Clifton Village Pump

Clifton War Memorial

Holly Cottage Clifton

Clifton Cottage

28 Church Street Clifton

47 Church Street - Hawarden Cottage - Clifton

Clifton Bury Farm

Clifton Farm

Grange Street

Clifton Grange

3 and 5 Grange Street Clifton

9 Grange Street Clifton

14 Grange Street - The White House - Clifton

30 Grange Street - The Armoury - Clifton

Hitchin Road

Wren Park Clifton

Link Way

Clifton Mineral Water Factory

Shefford Road

10 and 12 Shefford Road - Alms Cottages - Clifton

Stanford Lane

Clifton Manor House

Licensed Premises in Clifton

The Admiral Public House Clifton

The Blue Ball Beerhouse Clifton

The Bricklayers Arms Beerhouse Clifton

The Chequers Public House Clifton

The Clifton Arms Public House

The Golden Lion Public House Clifton

The Two Brewers Beerhouse Clifton