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Tilsworth, Central Bedfordshire

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Tilsworth, Central Bedfordshire

Tilsworth is a small village and civil parish in Bedfordshire. It lies to the north west of Dunstable, and the Roman Watling Street forms the north east boundary of the parish of 1200 acres (4.8 km²). The village lies on the gault clay, where springs well up just south of a gentle gravelly ridge. A large proportion of the area is still farmland. The Domesday Book calls the place "Pileworde" because of a misunderstanding of the symbol for "th", and the name probably means "Thyfel's homestead".
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridSP9824
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityBedfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01525
Population360 (2001)

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

Tilesworth ~ Tilworth ~ Pileworde

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

Tilesworth, Bedfordshire. See TILSWORTH.

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