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Pertenhall Z1130-88-1

Pertenhall Village c.1905 [Z1130/88/1] 

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

Pertenhall is an ancient parish approximately 11 miles north of Bedford, close to the Huntingdonshire border, with hamlets at Chadwell End, Wood End, Elvedon and Shirdon. Bedfordshire Archives holds many documents relating to the parish; a search of our online catalogue with Pertenhall as the subject returns over 2200 items. Significant collections for researching people or places in Pertenhall include:  

  • P65: Records for the parish of St Peter's Church, including: registers of baptisms, marriages and burials; records relating to church property; settlement and removal papers; parish magazines  

  • PCPertenhall: Parish council records, including: minutes; Enclosure Act, 1796; and other local matters  

  • L22: Wrest Park [Lucas] Archive, deeds 

  • MA6: Enclosure of Pertenhall 

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

  • X1: Plan of part of the parish of Pertenhall, 1796 

  • MAT35: Tithe Apportionment map 

  • SDPertenhall Pertenhall School [National, Public Elementary] 

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

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

  • WG: Wade-Gery and Brackenbury of St Neots, solicitors 

  • X939/76: Pertenhall Women's Institute 

  • Z404: Bills and letters etc addressed to Thomas Marks, Pertenhall, carpenter and joiner, circa 1820-1844 

  • Z50/88: Photographs of Pertenhall  

  • Z1130/88: Postcards with pictures of Pertenhall  

  • Z1306/88: Postcards with pictures of Pertenhall  

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 Pertenhall include:  

  • Victoria County History entry for Pertenhall, available through British History Online. Although published in 1912 most of the information is still relevant.   

  • The National Archives' Manorial Documents Register lists all manorial documents known to survive for the manors of Pertenhall, Howe and Hoo. 

  • Open Domesday lists 1 entry for Pertenhall 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.