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Elstow 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 Elstow in General|

Links to Other Elstow Websites|

Elstow Maps|

John Bunyan|

Joseph Bramwell Graham|

A Ramble in Elstow in 1879|

Elstow Before 1086

Elstow in Prehistory|

Elstow in the Romano-British Period|

Elstow in the Dark Ages|

An Anglo-Saxon Cross Shaft from Elstow|

The Middle Ages

Elstow in 1086|

A Medieval Fatal Accident in Elstow|

The Killing of a Thief in Elstow|


The Manor of Elstow|

The Manor of Elstow Medbury|

The Established Church

Elstow Abbey|

The Abbesses of Elstow|

Elstow Church Architecture|

Elstow Church Alterations and Additions|

List of Elstow Vicars|

Elstow Vicarages|


Registration and Early References in Elstow|

The Bunyan Meeting, Elstow|

Methodism in Elstow|

Quakers in Elstow|


Early Education in Elstow|

Elstow School|

Elstow School in 1904|

Abbey Middle School Elstow|

The Bedfordshire Middle Class Public School|

Sources for Education in Elstow|

Interesting Buildings

Church End

208 and 210 Church End, Elstow|

Hillersden Mansion, Elstow|

Elstow Moot Hall|

Bunyan's Mead

1 to 11 Bunyan's Mead, Elstow|

12 to 17 Bunyan's Mead, Elstow|

19 and 20 Bunyan's Mead, Elstow|

28 Bunyan's Mead, Elstow|

High Street

170 and 171 High Street, Elstow|

172 High Street, Elstow|

173 High Street, Elstow|

174 High Street, Elstow|

204 High Street, Elstow|

205 High Street, Elstow|

206 High Street, Elstow|

Saint Helena, Elstow|

Bunyan's Cottage, Elstow|

West End Lane

215 and 216 West End Lane, Elstow|

Wilstead Road

193 Wilstead Road, Elstow|

Merrick Cottage - 194 and 195 Wilstead Road, Elstow|

199 and 200 Wilstead Road, Elstow|

Acacia Cottage - 202 and 203 Wilstead Road, Elstow|

Village Farm, Elstow|

Lynn Farm, Elstow|

Licensed Premises

The Katherine Wheel Inn, Elstow|

The Chequer Inn, Elstow|

The Cock Inn, Elstow|

The Red Lion Public House, Elstow|

The Saracens Head Inn, Elstow|

The Sugar Loaf Inn, Elstow|

The Swan Public House, Elstow|