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Meppershall, Central Bedfordshire

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Meppershall, Central Bedfordshire

Meppershall is a hilltop village in Bedfordshire near Shefford, Campton, Shillington, Stondon and surrounded by farmland. The Village and the Manor House are mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086. The entry in the Domesday Book reads: Malpertesselle/Maperteshale: Gilbert FitzSolomon. The Manor House belonged to the De Meppershall family for nearly 300 years following 1086, however the present house is early 17th century. Until 1844 Meppershall was partially in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
Post townShefford
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL1336
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
Population1,810
 

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

Meppershal ~ Mepshall ~ Malpertesselle ~ Maperteshale

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

Meppershall (or Mepshall), par. and vil., Bedfordshire, 2 miles S. of Shefford, 1949 ac., pop. 778.

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