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Kempston 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 Kempston in General

Kempston Maps

Kempston Before 1086

Kempston in the Old and Middle Stone Ages

Kempston in the New Stone Age and Bronze Age

Kempston in the Iron Age

Kempston in the Romano-British Period

Kempston in the Anglo-Saxon Period

Medieval Kempston

Kempston in 1086

The Manor of Kempston

The Manor of Kempston Brucebury

The Manor of Kempston Daubeney

The Manor of Kempston Hastingsbury

The Manor of Kempston Stafford

More Modern Kempston

List of Kempston Parishioners with King's Evil 1684 to 1704

Vagrants Whipped and Expelled from Kempston 1690-1699

Inventories of Poor People in Kempston 1775-1776

Recipients of Christmas Bread 1782

List of Kempston Inhabitants in 1803

The Lilley Brothers

Kempston Urban District Council

Kempston Fire Brigade

Churches in Kempston

The Church of Saint John, Kempston

The Church of Saint Stephen, Kempston

The Church of the Transfiguration

The Creation of The Church of the Transfiguration, Kempston

Additions to The Church of the Transfiguration, Kempston

List of Vicars of The Church of the Transfiguration, Kempston

Nonconformity in Kempston

Registration and Early References in Kempston

Kempston Independents and Bunyan Meeting

Primitive Methodism in Kempston

Kempston East Methodist Church

Kempston West Methodist Church

Education in Kempston

Early Education in Kempston

Bedfordshire Middle Class Public School

Balliol School, Kempston

Bedford Road Schools, Kempston

Bedford Road Schools in 1904

Camestone School, Kempston

Daubeney Academy, Kempston

Greys Education Centre, Kempston

Hastingsbury Business and Enterprise College, Kempston

Kempston Secondary School

Ridgeway School, Kempston

Robert Bruce School, Kempston

Saint John's School and College, Kempston

Springfield School, Kempston

The Grange School, Kempston

Up End Schools, Kempston

Up End School in 1904

Interesting Buildings

Kempston Hoo

Recollections of Kempston Hoo

Kempston Manor

Kempston Mill

Listed Buildings in Kempston

Addison Howard Park

Kempston Grange

Bedford Road

Austin Canons, Kempston

Saint John's Homes, Kempston

The Bedfordshire Regiment War Memorial

Kempston Barracks

Tragedy at Kempston Barracks

The Report of The Inquest

The Report of the Trial

The Men Involved

Cemetery Road

Kempston Bury

Elstow Road

Kempston Lodge

Description of Kempston Lodge in 1910

High Street

Bartram Court, Kempston

Spring Road

Springfield House Asylum, Kempston

Woburn Road

Cryselco Limited

Licensed Premises in Kempston

List of Kempston Licensees 1755-1898

Daley's Social Club, Kempston

The Bedford Arms Public House, Kempston

The Bell Beerhouse, Kempston

The Black Horse Beerhouse, Kempston

The Boot Public House, Kempston

The Constitutional Club, Kempston

The Duke Public House, Kempston

The Fox and Hounds Public House, Kempston

The Gardeners Arms Public House, Kempston

The Griffin Public House, Kempston

The Half Moon Public House, Kempston

The Half Moon Fire 1904

The King William IV Public House, Kempston

The Mulberry Bush Public House, Kempston

The Quart Pot Public House, Kempston

The Royal Oak Public House, Kempston

The Smiths Arms Public House, Kempston

The Three Fishes Beerhouse, Kempston

The Wellington Public House, Kempston