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Wilshamstead 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 Wilshamstead in General

Wilshamstead Maps

Wilshamstead Before 1086

The Middle Ages

Wilshamstead in 1086

The Manor of Wilshamstead

The Manor of Westcotts


James Addington - Hanged Arsonist

Emigrants from Wilshamstead

Extracts from the Wilshamstead Parish Registers

Reminiscences of Elizabeth King

The Established Church

Wilshamstead Church Architecture

Wilshamstead Church Alterations and Repairs

List of Wilshamstead Vicars

Saint Paul's Mission Church, Littleworth

Wilshamstead Vicarages

The Theft of Prayer Books from Wilshamstead Church


Wilshamstead Registration and Early References

Methodists in Wilshamstead

Wilstead Evangelical Church


Early Education in Wilshamstead

Wilshamstead School in the 19th Century

Wilshamstead School in 1904

Wilshamstead School in the 20th Century

Wilshamstead Infants School

Wilshamstead Infants School in 1904

Sources for Education in Wilshamstead

Interesting Buildings

Bedford Road

5 and 7 Bedford Road, Wilshamstead

Cawne Close - 34 Bedford Road, Wilshamstead

Vicarage Farmhouse, Wilshamstead

Church Road

Winter's Moon - 7 Church Road, Wilshamstead

8 Church Road, Wilshamstead

The Old Church House

The Old Church House, Wilshamstead

The Early History of the Old Church House, Wilshamstead

Old Church House, Wilshamstead as School

Old Church House, Wilshamstead as Parish Workhouse

Cotton End Road

Wilshamstead Post Office - 33 Cotton End Road, Wilshamstead

35 and 37 Cotton End Road, Wilshamstead

47 Cotton End Road, Wilshamstead

Long Thatch - 58 Cotton End Road, Wilshamstead

80 and 82 Cotton End Road, Wilshamstead

Spindle Cottage - 94 Cotton End Road, Wilshamstead

143 Cotton End Road, Wilshamstead

Cotton End Farm, Wilshamstead

229 to 233 Cotton End Road, Wilshamstead

Manor Farm, Wilshamstead

The Manor House, Wilshamstead

Duck End Lane

Dove Cottage, Wilshamstead

Duck End Farmhouse, Wilshamstead

Elms Lane

Wilstead Cotton End Manor Farm

Ivy Lane

Compton Cottage, 12 Ivy Lane Wilshamstead

Luton Road

Orchard Cottage - 6 Luton Road, Wilshamstead

16a Luton Road, Wilshamstead

Vicarage Lane

Church Farm, Wilshamstead

Little Church Farm, Wilshamstead

Licensed Premises

The Black Hat Public House, Wilshamstead

The Carpenters Arms Public House, Wilshamstead

The Chequers Beerhouse, Wilshamstead

The Elephant and Castle Public House, Wilshamstead

The Nags Head Beerhouse, Wilshamstead

The Red Lion Public House, Wilshamstead

The Rose Public House, Wilshamstead

The White Horse Public House, Wilshamstead

The Woolpack Public House, Wilshamstead