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St Paul


Parish Profile: St. Pauls church, is a stone building in the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays with clerestory, spacious aisles, transepts, north porch, south porch with parvise, and an embattled central tower with spire, containing a clock and 8 bells, it was a collegiate church until between 1148 and 1170, when its prebends were transferred to Newnham, in the parish of Goldington, in the latter part of the 15th century, the church, then consisting of double chancel and nave, was materially altered by the addition of a clerestory and the raising of the arcade, north and south porches being added and the north transept removed; the two chancels were also inclosed with oak screens, and the whole building covered with an oak roof finely carved: the original chancel roof still exists, but those the naves were renewed in 1848, the figures and enrichments of the former roofs being, however, retained; much of the ancient screen-work was destroyed during the renovation of the chancel at the same date, but the rood screen, though not now in situ, still exists: Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898

Original Sources

Ref: P1/5/1 Bedford and Luton Archives and Records Service
  £sd   £sd   £sd   £sd   £sd
1760 missing 1761 missing 1762 128.09.02 1763 missing 1764 100.04.02
                   
1765 52.05.11 1766 65.08.02 1767 77.09.06 1768 74.04.01 1769 2-yr a/c<
                   
1770 216.05.08 1771 2-yr a/c< 1772 161.18.07 1773 169.17.02 1774 170.11.09
                   
1775 150.18.07 1776 132.11.08 1777 84.14.07 1778 138.06.11 1779 98.09.08
                   
1780 116.03.03 1781 140.08.04 1782 97.01.09 1783 178.06.03 1784 85.04.09
                   
1785 89.03.10 1786 144.15.02 1787 180.09.10 1788 138.09.09 1789 191.15.05
                   
1790 129.17.00 1791 102.04.00 1792 156.18.01 1793 135.19.10 1794 136.12.05
                   
1795 80.00.02 1796 100.09.04 1797 179.13.07 1798 2-yr a/c< 1799 203.11.08
                   
1800 172.17.07 1801 163.01.01 1802 201.01.03 1803 183.10.01 1804 262.18.11
                   
1805 237.11.09 1806 184.16.02 1807 181.05.04        
                   
Ref:P1/5/2A Bedford and Luton Archives and Records Service
  £sd   £sd   £sd   £sd   £sd
1805 see above 1806 see above 1807 see above 1808 216.06.00 1809 218.09.07
                   
1810 169.13.07 1811 168.14.03 1812 184.00.08 1813 645.07.07 1814 453.02.02
                   
1815 199.12.10 1816 157.12.03 1817 166.19.00 1818 197.03.07 1819 180.14.02
                   
1820 172.10.10 1821 192.17.11 1822 192.16.09 1823 215.11.01 1824 183.07.00
                   
1825 208.17.041 1826 166.13.00 1827 206.14.11 1828 203.05.03 1829 210.05.09
                   
1830 197.03.04 1831 226.16.09 1832 212.03.03 1833 819.10.00 1834 262.14.09
                   
1835 153.07.00                
                   

 

Printed Sources

Bedfordshire Vermin Payments (1936)
Steele Elliott, J.
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