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Goldington, Bedford

Goldington is an electoral ward and former village within the town of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. The boundaries of Goldington are approximately Norse Road and Cemetery to the north and east, Goldington Road to the south, with Church Lane and Haylands Way to the west. The northern part of the area is sometimes known as Elms Farm.
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyBedford
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL0750
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 Goldington, Bedford has been known in the past


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

Goldington, par. and vil., in co. and 1½ mile NE. of Bedford, 2735 ac., pop. 579; P.O.

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

GOLDINGTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the hundred of Barford, union and county of Bedford, 1¾ mile (N. E. by E.) from Bedford; containing 509 inhabitants. This parish, which is on the road to Cambridge, and is bounded on the south by the river Ouse, comprises about 2700 acres. The surface is varied, rising in one part to a considerable elevation; the soil is generally rich, and in the lower grounds of remarkable fertility. The village is situated round an open green of about 20 acres in extent. The living is a vicarage valued in the king's books at £8. 9. 4½.; net income, £186; patron, the Duke of Bedford; impropriator, W. S. Addington, Esq. The church is a plain ancient structure. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. In the reign of Henry II., Simon Beauchamp founded a monastery in honour of St. Paul, and removed hither the Black canons of the priory of St. Paul's, Bedford: at the Dissolution its revenue was estimated at £343. 15. 5. The remains are still in a tolerable state of preservation.

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