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Bolnhurst, Bedford

Bolnhurst is a village in the Bedford district of Bedfordshire, England, about eight miles north of Bedford itself, and eight miles west of St Neots. The village is part of the civil parish of Bolnhurst and Keysoe. The village's name is derived from bula-hyrst, meaning "wooded hill where bulls are kept".
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyBedford
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL0859
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 Bolnhurst, Bedford has been known in the past

Bolehestre

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

Bolnhurst, par., in NE. of co. and 6½ miles NE. of Bedford, 2230 ac., pop. 279; P.O.

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

BOLNHURST (St. Dunstan), a parish, in the hundred of Stodden, union and county of Bedford, 7 miles (N. by E.) from Bedford, on the road to Kimbolton; containing 344 inhabitants. It comprises 2166a. 3r. 13p., of which the surface is undulated, and the soil a stiff cold clay. The living is a rectory, endowed with only one-third of the tithes, and valued in the king's books at £9; net income, £159; patron, the Rev. H. W. Gery; impropriators of the remaining two-thirds of the tithes, Capt. Duberly and others.

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