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Chicksands, Central Bedfordshire

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Chicksands, Central Bedfordshire

Chicksands is a village in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England and part of the civil parish of Campton and Chicksands (population 2,510). It is on the River Flit. Nearby places are Shefford and Campton. Chicksands is mentioned in the Domesday Book the entry reads: Chichesana/e: William de Cairon from Bishop of Lincoln; Three freemen and Walter from Azelina, Ralph Tailbois' wife (it is of her dowry). Mill.
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL1239
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 code01462

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

Chicksand ~ Chicksands Priory ~ Chichesana

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

Chicksands Priory, par., mid. Bedfordshire, on river Ivel, 5 miles NE. of Ampthill, pop. 43. The seat of Chicksands Priory includes part of a priory founded in 1150, and has an important art collection.

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