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Keysoe, Bedford

Keysoe is a village located in the Bedford Borough of Bedfordshire, England. Historically part of the Stodden hundred in Bedfordshire, part of Keysoe was originally located in Huntingdonshire. Today the village forms part of the Bolnhurst and Keysoe civil parish. The Church of St Mary the Virgin is located in the village. The College Equestrian Centre is based in Keysoe. The centre is a club and venue for horse sport events and training.
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyBedford
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL0762
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 code01234
 

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

Caissot ~ Chaisot ~ Caisot

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

Keysoe, par. and vil. in N. of Bedfordshire, 4 miles SW. of Kimbolton, 3653 ac., pop. 710; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is the seat of Keysoe Park.

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

KEYSOE (St. Mary), a parish, in the hundred of Stodden, union and county of Bedford, 4 miles (S. S. W.) from Kimbolton; containing 757 inhabitants. The parish is intersected by the road from Bedford to Kimbolton, and comprises by measurement 3564 acres, of which 2200 are arable, 900 pasture and meadow, and 350 woodland, chiefly of oak: the surface is varied. Limestone is quarried for the roads. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £8; net income, £150; patrons and impropriators, the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1803: the glebe comprises 166 acres. The church is chiefly later English, with some remains of the Norman and decorated styles; it has a lofty and handsome spire, and contains a curious Roman font with a Norman-French inscription. Here are two places of worship for Baptists. In a field in the parish, still called "Cromwell's Close," Cromwell, it is said, for a time encamped. On the glebe land is a strong chalybeate spring.

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