Moggerhanger shown within Bedfordshire
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Moggerhanger is a village in the English county of Bedfordshire. It is west of Sandy on the road to Bedford. it has a population of 636. In the twentieth century the village name was spelled variously as: Moggerhanger, Mogerhanger, Muggerhanger and Morehanger. Local pronunciation of the name is as Morhanger.
The civil parish name is Mogerhanger. The parish includes the hamlet of Chalton which is mentioned in the Domesday Book where it is listed amongst the lands held by Adeliza, wife of Hugh de Grandmesnil, on behalf of the King. The land consisted of a mill, meadow for 10 ploughs and woodland for 16 pigs. This was said to be an outlying area of Potton which was held by the King's niece, Countess Judith.
The parish church is dedicated to St. John the Evangelist. It was built in 1860 when the village, with the hamlet of Chalton, became a separate ecclesiastical parish. Before that, they had been hamlets in the parish of Blunham.
- ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics - Mogerhanger (CP) Parish". Office for National Statistics. http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do;jsessionid=ac1f930dce628da247a59464594b63defc3d47c4c1e?a=6&b=791919&c=mogerhanger&d=16&e=15&g=423004&i=1001x1003x1004&o=1&m=0&r=1&s=1217600844512&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
- ^ "Mogerhanger records". Bedfordshire Archives and Record Office. http://www.bedfordshire.gov.uk/CommunityAndLiving/ArchivesAndRecordOffice/CommunityArchives/Mogerhanger/Introduction.aspx. Retrieved 14 December 2009.
- ^ Williams, Ann & Martin, G. H., eds. (2002) Domesday Book: a complete translation. London: Penguin; p. 585 ISBN 0-14-143994-7
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