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Souldrop, Bedford

Souldrop is a small village in Bedfordshire, located near the border with Northamptonshire. Nearby places are, Sharnbrook, Podington, Odell, Melchbourne, Yielden, Knotting, and Newton Bromswold and Rushden over the border in Northamptonshire. The schools within the Souldrop catchment are: John Gibbard lower in Sharnbrook, Margaret Beaufort middle, in Riseley, and Sharnbrook Upper School and Community College in Sharnbrook. Sharnbrook Summit nature reserve is located near the village.
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyBedford
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridSP9861
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 code01234

Souldrop, Bedford in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Souldrop, par. and vil., in NW. of Bedfordshire - par., 1290 ac., pop. 238; vil., 2 miles NW. of Sharnbrook; P.O.

Souldrop, Bedford in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

SOULDROP (All Saints), a parish, in the hundred of Willey, union and county of Bedford, 5½ miles (N. E. by N.) from Harrold; containing 332 inhabitants. This parish, which was inclosed under an act passed in 1770, is situated in the north-western part of the county, upon the road between Bedford and Higham-Ferrers. A branch diverges from that road, in the immediate vicinity of Souldrop, to Harrold. The living is a discharged rectory, united in 1735 to that of Knotting, and valued in the king's books at £10. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1770, and under the recent Tithe act have been further commuted for a rent-charge of £8. 17. 4.; there are 68 acres of glebe. The body of the church has been rebuilt, but the ancient steeple remains, and, though not lofty, forms a conspicuous object for several miles round.

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