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CLIFTON:
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1831.

[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1831]
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"CLIFTON, a parish in the hundred Of CLIFTON, county of BEDFORD, 1½ mile (north-east) from Shefford, containing 483 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the kings books at £20.2.11., and in the patronage of the Rev. D.J. Olivier. The church, dedicated to All Saints, contains some ancient monumental brasses, and a fine altar-tomb in memory of Sir Michael Fisher, who died lord of the minor in 1549. The river Ivel, lately made navigable, runs through the parish. There is a day and Sunday school, founded and endowed in 1827, by the late rector, the Rev. D. S. Olivier, for eighteen children."

[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards 2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson 2010]


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