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Souldrop 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 Community of Souldrop in General

Souldrop Before the Iron Age

Souldrop from Iron Age to Anglo-Saxon Period

Roman Coins Found in Souldrop

Romano-British Brooches Found in Souldrop

Souldrop Maps

The Manor of Souldrop

The Second Souldrop Manor

A Ghost in Souldrop?


Souldrop Church Architecture

An Attack on Souldrop Church

Souldrop Church Alterations and Additions

List of Souldrop Rectors

Souldrop Rectories


Registration and Early References in Souldrop

Methodists in Souldrop


Early Education in Souldrop

Souldrop School

Souldrop School in 1904

Sources for Education in Souldrop

Interesting Buildings

The Reasons for Creating Bedford Estate Cottages

A Commentary on Bedford Estate Cottages

Types of Bedford Estate Cottages

Chapel Lane

Cross Weir Farm, Souldrop

Colworth Road

Church Farm, Souldrop

High Street

5 to 7 High Street, Souldrop

8 to 13 High Street, Souldrop

14 to 19 High Street, Souldrop

20 to 25 High Street, Souldrop

Lambs Cottage, Souldrop

Meadow Croft, Souldrop

Ye Olde Post Office, Souldrop

Sharnbrook Road

Orchard Cottage, Souldrop

Licensed Premises

The Bedford Arms Public House, Souldrop