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Sandy 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 Sandy in General

Sandy Maps

Sandy Urban District Council

Sandy Before 1086

Prehistoric Sandy

Roman Sandy

Medieval Sandy

Sandy in 1086

The Lost Settlement of Kinwick


The Manor of Sandy

The Manor of Hasells Sandy

The Pym Family

Accident, Murder and The Threat of Murder

Murder in Medieval Sandy

Accidental Death in Medieval Sandy

The Violence of Poaching in Sandy

Pain Among the Coprolites in Sandy

The Death of a Sandy Station Master

Accidents on the Railway in Sandy

The Railways

The Great Northern Railway at Sandy

Captain Peel's Railway at Sandy

The Bedford and Cambridge Railway at Sandy

Deaths of Sandy Men in the Bedfordshire Regiment 1914-1919

A Note on Military Formations

Deaths of Sandy Men in 1914

Deaths of Sandy Men in 1915

Deaths of Sandy Men in 1916

Deaths of Sandy Men in 1917

Deaths of Sandy Men in 1918 and 1919

The Established Church

Sandy Church Architecture

Sandy Church Alterations and Additions

List of Sandy Rectors

Sandy Rectories


Sandy Registration and Early References

Baptists in Sandy


Early Education in Sandy

Sandy Church/PublicElementary/CountyPrimary Schools and Saint Swithun's Lower School

Sandy Boys and Girls Church and Public Elementary Schools

Sandy Infants Church and Public Elementary Schools

Sandy Church Schools in 1904

Sandy Central School

Sandy Public Elementary Mixed to Saint Swithun's Lower Schools



Sources for Sandy Church Schools


Robert Peel Lower School

Robert Peel Lower School

Sources for Robert Peel Lower School

Sandye Place Middle School

Sandye Place Middle School

Sources for Sandye Place Middle School

Sandy Upper School

Sandy Upper School

Sources for Sandy Upper School

Interesting Buildings

Caesar's Camp Sandy

Jordan's Grist Mill Sandy

Park House Sandy

Sandy Fire Station

Sandy Watermill

Bedford Road

53 to 57 Bedford Road Sandy

The Town Hall and Victory Cinema Sandy

Everton Road

Hazells Hall Sandy

Hazells Farmhouse Sandy

Hazells Lodge Sandy

The Stone Lodge Sandy

High Street

51 and 51a High Street Sandy

53 to 57 High Street Sandy

61 High Street Sandy

70 and 72 High Street Sandy

Green Gables - 97 High Street Sandy

Ivel Road

37 Ivel Road Sandy

Market Square

8 and 9 Market Square Sandy

21 Market Square Sandy

Pleasant Place

10 and 11 Pleasant Place Sandy

Potton Road

Sandy Lodge

Sandy Lodge Entrance Lodge


1 Swaden Sandy

Saddlers Sandy

Solitude Sandy

Licensed Premises

The Bell Public House Sandy

The Brewery Tap Beerhouse Sandy

The Bricklayers Arms Beerhouse Sandy

The Brickmakers Arms Public House Sandy

The Greyhound Hotel Sandy

The Lord Roberts Public House Sandy

The Nags Head Inn Sandy

The Prince of Wales Beerhouse Sandy

The Queens Head Public House Sandy

The Red Lion Hotel Sandy

The Sir William Peel Public House Sandy