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1986 ST NICHOLAS CHURCH,HOCKLIFFE

 The small church commands a dominant  
 position on a steep sided spur.  It is
 made from local materials such as     
 Totternhoe stone and ironstone.  St.  
 Nicholas's Hockliffe was built in the 
 14th century, although it's first     
 vicar is recorded in 1217.  Additions 
 were made in the 15th century         
 including the tower.  In  1910 the    
 tower was repaired by public          
 subscription. There is a small aisle  
 on the left, in which the Lord        
 of the Manor would sit with his wife  
 and children. They even had the       
 privilege of a private entrance. Of   
 interest is the Gilpin vault. 1985 the
 church has regular services, although 
 the congregation only numbers about   
 twelve. Unfortunately the church no   
 longer has its own vicar.  Instead    
 a curate from Leighton Buzzard's      
 church takes the services.            
 

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