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Kempston Rural 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 Rural in General

Kempston Rural Maps

Kempston Rural Before 1086

Kempston Rural in Prehistory

Kempston Rural in the Romano-British and Anglo-Saxon Periods

Kempston Rural In The Middle Ages

Kempston Rural 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 Recent History

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

Vagrants Whipped and Expelled from Kempston 1690-1699

Inventories of Poor People in Kempston 1775 and 1776

Recipients of Christmas Bread 1782

List of People in Kempston 1803

The Lilley Brothers

The Established Church

The Architecture of All Saints, Kempston

All Saints, Kempston Alterations and Additions

List of Vicars of All Saints, Kempston

All Saints Vicarages, Kempston


Registration and Early References in Kempston


Early Education in Kempston

Kempston Rural School

Church End School in 1904

Sources for Education in Kempston Rural

Interesting Buildings

Box End

Box End House, Kempston Rural

Box End House Wall Painting

Crossland Fosse, Kempston Rural

Orchardside, Kempston Rural

The Owl's Nest, Kempston Rural

The Clock House, Kempston Rural

Church End

Bell Farm, Kempston Rural

Church Cottages, Kempston Rural

Green End

32 to 36 Green End Road, Kempston Rural

42 Green End Road, Kempston Rural

56 Green End Road, Kempston Rural

Kempston House, Kempston Rural

Ramsay Cottage, Kempston Rural

West End

Justin's Farm, Kempston Rural

Meadow Farm, Kempston Rural

Old Farm, Kempston Rural

Rushey Ford Farm, Kempston Rural

Threeways Farm, Kempston Rural

Top Farm, Kempston Rural

West End Farm, Kempston Rural

Wood End

Tithe Farm, Kempston Rural

Wood End Farm, Kempston Rural

Licensed Premises

Box End

The Slaters Arms Public House, Kempston Rural

The Three Horseshoes Public House, Kempston Rural

Green End

The Leg of Mutton Beerhouse, Kempston Rural

The Shoulder of Mutton Public House, Kempston Rural

Wood End

The Cross Keys Public House, Kempston Rural

The Royal Oak Beerhouse, Kempston Rural