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Upper Dean 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 Upper Dean in General

Upper Dean Maps

Upper Dean Before 1086

Upper Dean in 1086

The Manor of Overdean alias Overdean and Netherdean

Medieval Crime in Upper Dean

Bedfordshire Regiment Casualties from Upper Dean 1914 to 1918


Dean Church Architecture

Dean Church Repairs and Alterations

List of Dean Vicars

Dean Vicarages


Registration and Early References in Upper Dean

United Reformed Church in Upper Dean


Ralph Josselin - Dean Schoolmaster 1637-1939

Early Education in Dean

The Creation of Dean Board School

Dean School

Dean Council School in 1904

Sources for Education in Dean

Interesting Pages

Brook Lane

Brook End Upper Dean

Dean Croft Upper Dean

Dean House Farmhouse Upper Dean

Orchard Cottages, Upper Dean

Pear Tree Cottage, Upper Dean

High Street

Dalton Cottage, Upper Dean

Dean Grange, Upper Dean

Dean House, Upper Dean

Lodge Farmhouse, Upper Dean

Shelton Road

Upper Dean Windmill

Licensed Premises

The Prince of Wales Public House Upper Dean

The Three Compasses Public House Upper Dean