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Biggleswade, Central Bedfordshire

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Biggleswade, Central Bedfordshire

Biggleswade is a market town and civil parish located on the River Ivel in Bedfordshire, England. It is well served by transport routes, being close to the A1 road between London and the North, as well as having a railway station on the main rail link North from London.
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL1944
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityBedfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01767

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

Biggleswood ~ Biglesward ~ Bykleswade ~ Bichelesuuade

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

Biggleswade, par. and market town with ry. sta., E. Bedfordshire, on navigable river Ivel, 9½ miles SE. of Belford and 41 miles NW. of London by rail -- par., 4310 ac., pop. 4947; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. B. has trade in grain, timber, and coal (by means of the river); mfrs. of thread, lace, straw-plait; and its corn market is one of the largest in England.

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