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Thurleigh, Bedford

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Thurleigh, Bedford

For the investment management firm based in central London see Thurleigh Investment Managers.
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyBedford
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL0558
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 Thurleigh, Bedford has been known in the past


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

Thurleigh, par. and vil., in co. and 5½ miles N. of Bedford, 3480 ac., pop. 603.

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

THURLEIGH (St. Peter), a parish, in the hundred of Willey, union and county of Bedford, 6 miles (N.) from Bedford; containing 617 inhabitants. It comprises by admeasurement 3379 acres. The manufacture of pillow-lace employs nearly all the females above six years of age. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £9; net income, £142; patron and impropriator, S. Crawley, Esq. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1805; there is a parsouage-house, with 237 acres of glebe. The church is chiefly in the later English style, and has an ancient tower entered by a Norman doorway, in which is an arch filled up with a stone block having a sculptured representation of the Temptation and Fall of Adam and Eve in Paradise. Here is a place of worship for Baptists; also a national school endowed with £17 per annum. In the parish is the moated site of the ancient mansion of Blackbull Hall; and on Bury Hill are vestiges of a circular camp.

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