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Campton, Central Bedfordshire

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Campton, Central Bedfordshire

Campton is a village in the Central Bedfordshire district of Bedfordshire, England. It is part of the civil parish of Campton and Chicksands (population 2,510) with the nearby Chicksands. It is about nine miles (15 km) south of Bedford, and is about nine miles north-west from Letchworth and sits on a tributary of the River Ivel. It is just to the west of Shefford. At the centre of the village is the 13th century All Saints' Church. Campton is mentioned in the Domesday Book.
Post townSHEFFORD
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL1338
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
 

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

Chambeltone

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

Campton, par., township, and vil., E. Bedfordshire, on river Ivel, 6 miles SW. of Biggleswade -- par., 1120 ac., pop. 1625; township, pop. 555; P.O. Bloomfield, the poet (1766-1823), died here.

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