[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"ASTWICK, a parish in the hundred of Biggleswade, in the county of Bedford, 4 miles to the south east of Biggleswade, its post town. It is situated on a branch of the river Ivel, on the borders of Hertfordshire. An ancient Roman road, entering the county from Hertfordshire, passes near this place. The living is a rectory united with the vicarage of Arlsey, in the diocese of Ely. The church is dedicated to St. Guthlac."
The church of St. Guthlac is a building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and western tower containing one bell: and in the church are monuments to the Cokayne and Fossey families: there are 140 sittings. The existing register dates from the year 1718. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]