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Felmersham, Bedford

Felmersham is a village and civil parish in the Bedford district of Bedfordshire, England, on the River Great Ouse, about 7 miles north west of Bedford. As a civil parish, it includes the hamlet of Radwell, and is sometimes known as Felmersham and Radwell, and has a population of about 800, and is circumscribed by the Great Ouse on the north, east and south. Other nearby places are Sharnbrook, Odell, Pavenham and Milton Ernest.
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyBedford
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridSP9957
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 Felmersham, Bedford has been known in the past


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

Felmersham, par. and vil., in co. and 6 miles NW. of Bedford, 2400 ac., pop. 489; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is the seat of Felmersham Grange.

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

FELMERSHAM (St. Mary), a parish, in the hundred of Willey, union and county of Bedford, 7 miles (N. W. by N.) from Bedford; containing, with the hamlet of Radwell, 531 inhabitants. The river Ouse runs through the parish, and is crossed by a bridge at Radwell. The living is a discharged vicarage, with that of Pavenham annexed, valued in the king's books at £13. 13. 4., and in the gift of Trinity College, Cambridge, with a net income of £169: the tithes were commuted for land in 1765. The church is a handsome edifice, in the early English style.

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