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Roxton, Bedford

Roxton is a small village and civil parish located in the Bedford Borough of Bedfordshire, England. Roxton is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The entry reads: Rochesdone/stone: Rhiwallon from Hugh de Beauchamp; William Speke. Mill (260 eels). The village has two churches, the Royal Oak public house and a garden centre. There is a post office to the rear of the public house. Roxton Church of England Lower School is also located in the village.
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyBedford
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL1554
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 Roxton, Bedford has been known in the past

Wroxton ~ Rochesdone ~ Rochestone

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

Roxton.-- par. and vil., Bedfordshire, 4½ miles SW. of St Neots, 2880 ac., pop. 551; P.O.; near vil. is Roxton House, seat.

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

ROXTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the hundred of Barford, union and county of Bedford, 4¾ miles (S. W. by S.) from St. Neot's; containing, with Chawson hamlet, 594 inhabitants, of whom 399 are in the township of Roxton. The parish is bounded on the east by the river Ouse. The living is a discharged vicarage, with that of Great Barford united, valued in the king's books at £10; net income, £288; patrons and impropriators, the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1810. There is a place of worship for Independents.

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