Adjacent Parishes: Dunstable (Beds), Flamstead, Houghton Regis (Beds), Kensworth, Studham
Part was in the Dacorum Hundred and the Luton Union
The Historic Parishes of Caddinton and Kensworth
CADDINGTON, a parish partly in the hundred of Flitt, county of Bedford, but chiefly in the hundred of Dacorum, county of Hertford, 1¾ mile (W.S.W.) from Luton, containing with a portion of the chapelry of Market-Street [Markyate], 1549 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and the diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books ar £10, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, London. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is in Bedfordshire. Market, originally Markgate, Cell, in this parish, was founded in 1145, chiefly by Geoffrey, Abbot of St. Albans, on land given by the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, for nuns of the Benedictine order, whose revenue, in the 26th of Henry VIII., was £143.18.3: the proprietor appropriated part of the lands to the endowment of a chapel and a school in Market-Street; but it does not appear that they were ever applied to that purpose.
From the Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831
In 1897 the civil parish of Markyate was created, including the southern part of Caddington, while the parishes of Kensworth and the remaining Hertfordshire part of Caddington were transferred to Bedfordshire. Two small areas of Markyate were transferred back to Caddington in 1964, as was a small part of Flamstead.
Photo by Carol Gibbs, Tingrith, Bletchley, Bucks
mid 20th century?
Book: Caddington & Kensworth
Book: A History of Caddington & its People, by Frank Sutton, 1994, has been reprinted by CADDHIST.
See also Vital Records and Boundary Changes
If you know of other books, websites, etc, relating to this place, please tell me.
Page updated June 2008