Moggerhanger
Moggerhanger
Moggerhanger
Location within Bedfordshire
Population636 (2001)
620 (2011 Census)[1]
Civil parish
  • Moggerhanger[2]
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBedford
Postcode districtMK44
Dialling code01767
PoliceBedfordshire
FireBedfordshire and Luton
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire
52°07′48″N 0°20′02″W / 52.130°N 0.334°W / 52.130; -0.334Coordinates: 52°07′48″N 0°20′02″W / 52.130°N 0.334°W / 52.130; -0.334

Moggerhanger is a village in the English county of Bedfordshire. It is west of Sandy on the road to Bedford. Its population in 2001 was 636,[3] but had reduced to 620 at the 2011 Census.[1] In the twentieth century the village name was spelled variously as: Moggerhanger, Mogerhanger, Muggerhanger and Morehanger. Local pronunciation of the name is as Morhanger.[4]

History

The civil parish name was known as Mogerhanger until April 2019, when the name was officially brought in line with that of the village.[5] The parish includes the hamlet of Chalton which is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, 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.[6]

Notable buildings

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.

Moggerhanger House, a Grade I listed building designed largely by John Soane, is situated in the village.

References

  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Moggerhanger". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics - Mogerhanger (CP) Parish". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 September 2008.
  4. ^ "Mogerhanger records". Bedfordshire Archives and Record Office. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Moggerhanger parish".
  6. ^ Williams, Ann & Martin, G. H., eds. (2002) Domesday Book: a complete translation. London: Penguin; p. 585 ISBN 0-14-143994-7