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Melchbourne, Bedford

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Melchbourne, Bedford

Melchbourne is a small village located in the Bedford Borough of Bedfordshire, England. The village is located west of Swineshead and east of Yielden. Melchbourne forms part of the Melchbourne and Yielden civil parish. Melchbourne Preceptory was located in the village. Today the village is the location of the Church of St Mary Magdalene.
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyBedford
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL0265
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 code01933

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

Melchburn ~ Melceburne

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

Melchbourne par. and vil., Bedfordshire, 5½ miles SE. of Higham Ferrers, 2574 ac., pop. 219; Melchbourne Hall, seat of Lord St John of Bletsoe, stands in a fine park; there are some remains of a preceptory of Knights Hospitallers of time of Henry I.

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