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Pavenham, Bedford

Pavenham is a small village and civil parish on the River Great Ouse in the Bedford district of Bedfordshire, England, about 6 miles north-west of Bedford. Village amenities consist of St Peter's Church, a pub, Village hall, tennis Club, and golf club. The village is home to many clubs and societies including an active WI.
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyBedford
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridSP9955
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

Other names by which Pavenham, Bedford has been known in the past

Pavingham ~ Pabeneham

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

Pavenham, par. and vil., Bedfordshire, in NW. of co.- par., 1340 ac., pop. 438; vil., on river Ouse, 5½ miles NW. of Bedford; P.O.; near the vil. is Pavenham Bury, seat.

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

PAVENHAM (St. Peter), a parish, in the hundred of Willey, union and county of Bedford, 7 miles (N. W.) from Bedford; containing 600 inhabitants. The manor was anciently in the family of Pabenham, from whom it passed by an heiress to the Tyringhams, and afterwards became vested in the Alstons. Stafford bridge here crosses the river Ouse; and the road from Bedford to Harrold passes through the parish. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Felmersham: the tithes were commuted for land in 1769. In the church are tombs of the families of Alston and Franklyn.

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