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Clapham

St Thomas-a-Beckett


Parish Profile: The church was rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1861, is of native limestone, in the Early English style, from designs by the late Sir G. Gilbert Scott R.A. and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and a very early and massive tower 81 feet high, without buttresses, mentioned by Rickman as one of the best and most remarkable of the remaining examples of Early Saxon, and containing 5 bells;. Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898

Original Sources

Ref: P/117/5/1   Bedford and Luton Archives and Records Service            
  £sd   £sd   £sd   £sd   £sd
1810 missing 1811 missing 1812 missing 1813 15.01.00 1814 11.10.06
                   
1815 21.18.11 1816 30.02.05 1817 17.11.06 1818 17.18.06 1819 17.15.10
                   
1820 15.02.00 1821 13.09.03 1822 20.04.06 1823 41.10.02 1824 28.09.07
                   
1825 2-yr a/c< 1826 28.09.07 1827 12.04.01 1828 13.14.01 1829 13.08.04
                   
1830 17.00.09 1831 11.07.10 1832 10.05.05 1833 13.06.06 1834 missing
                   

 

Printed Sources

Bedfordshire Vermin Payments (1936)
Steele Elliott, J.
1814 E 1815 E 1816 E        
                   
1822 E 1823 E 1824 E        
                   
1828 E 1829 E 1830 E