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Dunton Z1306-37-10

Church Street, Dunton c.1920 [Z1306/37/10] 

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

Dunton is an ancient parish 3 miles east-south-east of Biggleswade, with hamlets at Millow and Newton. Bedfordshire Archives holds many documents relating to the parish; a search of our online catalogue with Dunton as the subject returns over 1600 items. Significant collections for researching people or places in Dunton include:  

  • P51: Records for the parish of St.Mary Magdalene, including: registers of baptisms, marriages and burials; records relating to church property; account books of overseers of the poor; tithes; enclosures; settlement and removal papers; apprenticeship indentures;  

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

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

  • PL/AC2/15: Parish Survey 

  • SDDunton Dunton School [National, Public Elementary, VC CPJ, VA CPJ, VA CPI, VC CPI, VC Lower] 

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

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

  • Z1130/37: Postcards with pictures of Dunton  

  • Z1306/37: Postcards with pictures of Dunton  

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 Dunton include:  

  • Victoria County History entry for Dunton, 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 Millow, Dunton (Holywell) and Goyes.  

  • Open Domesday lists 2 entries for Dunton 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.