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Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

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Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

Woburn (pronounced /'wəubn/ and meaning twisted or crooked stream) is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England. It is situated about 5 miles southeast of the centre of Milton Keynes, and about 3 miles south of junction 13 of the M1 motorway and is a tourist attraction.
Post townMILTON KEYNES
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridSP9433
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityBedfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01525
Population950
 

Other names by which Woburn, Central Bedfordshire has been known in the past

Wooburn ~ Woberne ~ Woburne

Woburn, Central Bedfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Woburn.-- market town and par., Bedfordshire, in W. of co., 2½ miles SE. of Woburn Sands sta. and 6 miles NE. of Leighton Buzzard, 3200 ac., pop. 1316; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Friday. Woburn is an old town, and originated in the foundation of an abbey in 1145. The church (rebuilt in 1868) is a handsome structure. The other public buildings are the market-house (1838), a literary and scientific institution, and endowed schools for boys and girls. Lace-making and the mfr. of straw-plait are the chief industries. In addition to the weekly market there are four important fairs for horses and cattle. Woburn Abbey, seat of the Duke of Bedford, is a magnificent building, in a park 12 miles in circumference.

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