This page contains the Extra-Parochial places for Bedfordshire
[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1835]
(unless otherwise stated)
[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2010]
"CHICKSANDS, an extra-parochial liberty, in the
hundred of CLIFTON, county of BEDFORD, 1§ mile
(W. N, W.) from Shefford, containing 56 inhabitants. A
priory for canons-and nuns of the rule of St. Gilbert of
Sempringham was founded, in 1150, by Pain de Beauchamp,
and the Lady Roas, his wife; the two quadrangles,
with the cloisters, remain entire, and have
been converted into a modern mansion."
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