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Tempsford, Central Bedfordshire

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Tempsford, Central Bedfordshire

Tempsford is a village and civil parish in the English county of Bedfordshire. The village is split by the A1 Great North Road and is located just before the junction with the A428 at the Black Cat Roundabout. To the east of the village is the site of the former RAF Tempsford airfield. It was served by Tempsford railway station.
Post townSANDY
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL1653
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 code01767
Population564 (2001)

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

Temesford ~ Temsford ~ Tamiseforde

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

Tempsford, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Bedfordshire, at confluence of Ouse and Ivel, 5½ miles NW. of Biggleswade and 4½ SW. of St Neots, 2350 ac., pop. 535; P.O.; near vil. is Tempsford Hall. seat.

Tempsford, Central Bedfordshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

TEMPSFORD (St. Peter), a parish, in the union and hundred of Biggleswade, county of Bedford, 5 miles (S. by W.) from St. Neot's; containing 561 inhabitants. This place was occupied by the Danes before 921, when they were expelled by the Saxons; they returned in 1010, and reduced it to ashes. The parish comprises 1984 acres. The village is situated on the river Ivel, which falls into the Ouse as it passes along the western boundary of the parish. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £24, and has a net income of £227; it is in the patronage of the Crown. The tithes have been commuted for land under an inclosure act. The church was given to the convent of St. Neot's, by Robert de Carun, in 1129, upon his grandson Anselm taking the monastic habit there. Here is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

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