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Shillington, Central Bedfordshire

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Shillington, Central Bedfordshire

Shillington is an English village and civil parish located in the county of Bedfordshire. In the south of the parish, the hamlet of Pegsdon is almost encircled by Hertfordshire, and since 1985 the parish has included the village of Higham Gobion to the west. It has a population of 1,831. The first recorded name of the village (1060) is Scytlingedune, possibly meaning 'The Hill of the Followers of Scyttle'. Scyttle being a Saxon.
Post townHITCHIN
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL1234
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 code01462
Population1,831 (2001)
 

Other names by which Shillington, Central Bedfordshire has been known in the past

Shiltington ~ Sethlindone

Shillington, Central Bedfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Shillington, par. and vil., Bedfordshire, in E. of co.- par., 5030 ac., pop. 2226; vil., 3½ miles SW. of Shefford sta. and 6 NW. of Hitchin; P.O., T.O.

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