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Podington Z1306-89-2-2

Gold Street, Podington c.1900 [Z1306/89/2/2]  

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

Podington is an ancient parish approximately 14 miles north-west of Bedford and seven miles from Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, with a hamlet at Hinwick. Bedfordshire Archives holds many documents relating to the parish; a search of our online catalogue with Podington as the subject returns over 1900 items. Significant collections for researching people or places in Podington include:  

  • P127: Records for the parish of St Mary the Virgin, including: registers of baptisms, marriages and burials; records relating to church property; account books of overseers of the poor; parish magazines. 

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

  • OR: Orlebar of Hinwick House estate and family records 

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

  • SDPodington: Podington School [National, Public Elementary, VA CP, VA Lower, Christopher Reeves VA Lower] 

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

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

  • LH: Hinwick House - Proposed Private Lunatic Asylum. 

  • TW: Trevor Wingfield of Biddenham and Bromham 

  • X213: Oakley Hunt Collection 

  • X662: Papers relating to James Rivett of Podington 

  • X939/20 Bedfordshire Federation of Women's Institutes, Podington, Hinwick & Farndish  

  • Z50/89: Photographs of Podington  

  • Z1130/89: Postcards with pictures of Podington  

  • Z1306/89: Postcards with pictures of Podington  

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 Podington include:  

  • Victoria County History entry for Podington, 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 Podington and Botvileyns. 

  • Open Domesday lists 3 entries for Podington 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.