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Astwick, Central Bedfordshire

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Astwick, Central Bedfordshire

Astwick is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire. It is just to the north of Stotfold. The village is the site of Astwick Hall. It is on the River Ivel, and is just west of the A1. Apart from Stotfold, nearby places include Biggleswade and Hinxworth. The parish is too small to have a parish council and instead has a parish meeting. It is part of the Central Bedfordshire district. There is an hotel and a nightclub.
Post townHITCHIN
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL2138
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
 

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

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

Astwick.-- par., E. Bedfordshire, 1½ mile NE. from Arlesey ry. sta. and 4½ miles E. of Shefford, 570 ac., pop. 49.

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

ASTWICK (St. Guthlake), a parish, in the union and hundred of Biggleswade, county of Bedford, 3¾ miles (N. W. by N.) from Baldock; containing 84 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the road from Baldock to Biggleswade, a little to the north of that between Baldock and Shefford, and lies on the border of Hertfordshire. It is bounded by the river Ivel, which separates it from the parish of Stotfold; and comprises by measurement 640 acres of arable land: the soil is heavy, and the sub-soil clay. The living is a rectory, united in 1764 to the vicarage of Arlsey, and valued in the king's books at £6. 13. 4.

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