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Shefford 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 Shefford in General

Shefford Maps

Robert Bloomfield

Shefford Fire Brigade

Sanitation in Shefford

Blacksmiths in Shefford

The Shefford Murderers

Early Shefford

Shefford in Prehistory

Romano-British Shefford

Medieval Shefford

Campton and Shefford Manor

Shefford Hardwick Manor

Shefford Fair

Shefford Market

Violence at Shefford Market

Shefford Court Roll October 1435

Shefford Court Roll April 1436

Shefford Court Roll October 1436

The First World War

Shefford Platoon Bedfordshire Volunteers

Shefford Fallen Bedfordshire Regiment Regular Battalions

Shefford Fallen Bedfordshire Regiment Other Battalions

The Established Church

Creation of the Parish of Shefford

Shefford Church Architecture

Shefford Church Repairs and Additions

List of Shefford Vicars

Shefford Vicarages


Shefford Registration and Early References

Baptists in Shefford

Quakers in Shefford

Roman Catholics in Shefford

Salvation Army in Shefford

Wesleyan Methodists in Shefford

Education in Shefford

Early Education in Shefford

Shefford School

Shefford School in 1904

Robert Bloomfield School Shefford

Clifton Fields Infants School

Sources for Education in Shefford

Interesting Buildings

Shefford Hardwick Farm

Shefford Mills

Clifton Road

2 Clifton Road Shefford

Shefford Rink

High Street

2 and 4 High Street, Shefford

6 and 8 High Street, Shefford

16 to 22 High Street, Shefford

23 High Street, Shefford

Saint Francis Home, Shefford

24 and 26 High Street, Shefford

34 High Street, Shefford

Shefford Laundry Company

Avondale House - 35 High Street, Shefford

37 High Street, Shefford

39 and 43 High Street, Shefford

46 and 48 High Street, Shefford

Shefford Station

Northbridge Street

3 and 5 Northbridge Street, Shefford

4 Northbridge Street, Shefford

8 Northbridge Street Shefford

Shefford Hand Laundry - 10 Northbridge Street

11 Northbridge Street, Shefford

21 and 23 Northbridge Street, Shefford

Southbridge Street

Shefford Cinema

Licensed Premises

Early Licensing References in Shefford

The Adam and Eve Hostelry Shefford

The Bell Inn Shefford

The Brewery Tap Public House Shefford

The Bridge Public House Shefford

The Coach and Horses Beerhouse Shefford

The Cock Inn Shefford

The Cornerstone Public House Shefford

The Crown Inn Shefford

The Exhibition Beerhouse Shefford

The Feathers Hostelry Shefford

The Gardeners Arms Beerhouse Shefford

The George Public House Shefford

The Horse and Jockey Public House Shefford

The Kings Arms Public House Shefford

The New Inn Ampthill Road Shefford

The New Inn Northbridge Street Shefford

The Osborn Arms Beerhouse Shefford

The Railway Steamer Public House Shefford

The Royal Oak Public House Shefford

The Saracens Head Beerhouse Shefford

The Ship Inn Shefford

The Sportsman Public House Shefford

The Three Horseshoes Public House Shefford

The White Hart Public House Shefford

The White Swan Public House Shefford

The Woolpack Public House Shefford