"COCKAYNE HATLEY, a parish in the hundred of Biggleswade, in the county of Bedford, 2¼ miles east of Potton, its post town and railway station, and 6 N.E. of Biggleswade. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £151, in the patronage of the Rev. H. C. Cast. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is a handsome structure in the Norman style of architecture, with tower, and contains stained-glass windows. There are some small charities."