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Colmworth, Bedford

Colmworth is a village and civil parish in the north of the English county of Bedfordshire. It is situated around 7 miles north-east of Bedford. The parish includes the hamlet of Duck's Cross. Other nearby places are Little Staughton, Wilden, Renhold, Staploe, Bolnhurst and Ravensden. The church is dedicated to St. Denis. It was built between 1426 and 1430 by Sir Gerard Braybrook. It is dedicated to the patron saint of France in honour of his French wife, Eleanor.
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyBedford
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL1058
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 Colmworth, Bedford has been known in the past

Colmeborde-worde ~ Culmeuuorde

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

Colmworth, par., on river Ouse, in co. and 7½ miles NE. of Bedford. 2310 ac., pop. 385; P.O.

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

COLMWORTH (St. Denis), a parish, in the hundred of Bradford, union and county of Bedford, 5½ miles (W. by S.) from St. Neot's; containing 575 inhabitants, and comprising by measurement 2300 acres. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £18; patron and incumbent, the Rev. W. Gery. The tithes were commuted, at the recent inclosure of the parish, for about 450 acres of land, valued at 15s. per acre per annum. The church is a handsome structure with a lofty spire, in the early English style: the chancel has an elegant window of large dimensions, and contains a monument in alabaster to Sir William Dyer, a descendant of Judge Dyer; in the wall is a brass with the date 1389. A school on the national plan is supported by a bequest of £300 three per cents. by the late Rev. R. S. Hill, rector.

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