[From Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1831.]

FELMERSHAM, a parish in the hundred of WILLEY, county of BEDFORD, 7 miles (N.W. by N.) from Bedford, containing, with the hamlet of Radwell, 390 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, with the vicarage of Pavenham united, in the archdea-conry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at £13.13.4.. and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a handsome edifice in the early style of English architecture. The river Ouse runs through the parish, and is crossed by a bridge at Radwell.

Above: Looking down the church to the Altar

Above: An open bier for carrying coffins
Below: Looking back into the church from the Altar
Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2001