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Kensworth, Central Bedfordshire

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Kensworth, Central Bedfordshire

Kensworth is a village and civil parish located in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. The parish is located on the edge of Dunstable Downs, and includes the hamlets of California and Kensworth Lynch. The parish was originally located in Hertfordshire, but was transferred to Bedfordshire in 1897. Today the village contains a lower school, a village hall, 2 churches, 2 shops and 2 pubs. Kensworth Chalk Pit is a working quarry and is the biggest employer in the parish.
Post townDUNSTABLE
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyHertfordshire
OS GridTL0218
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 code01582
 

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

Canesworde

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

Kensworth, par. and vil., Herts, in NW. of co., 3 miles SE. of Dunstable, 2553 ac., pop. 655; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is Kensworth Hill.

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