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Flitton, Central Bedfordshire

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Flitton, Central Bedfordshire

Flitton (Flichtam, Fllite, Flute) is a small village in Bedfordshire, England which forms part of the parish of Flitton and Greenfield. The village derives its name from river Flit which flows close by it. It is notable primarily as the home of the De Grey Mausoleum adjacent to St John the Baptist church. Richard Milward, the editor of Selden’s Table Talk was born at Flitton in 1609. There are two pubs, The White Hart by the church hall and Jolly Coopers at Wardhedges.
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL0535
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 code01525
 

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

Flictha

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

Flitton.-- par., township, and vil., Bedfordshire, on r. Ivel, 2½ m. SE. of Ampthill -- par., 3185 ac., pop. 1369; township, 1025 ac., pop. 690.

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