[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1835]
(unless otherwise stated)
"CRANFIELD, a parish in the hundred of REDBORNESTOKE, county of BEDFORD, 7 miles (W. N. W.) from Ampthill, containing 1153 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at £33. 2. 1., and in the patronage of the Rev. James Beard. The church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul. There is a place of worship for Particular Baptists. A school is supported by charitable donations amounting to about £ 15 per annum. A mineral spring rises in the parish, but it is very little resorted to. Cranfield gives the inferior title of baron to the Duke of Dorset."