[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"HENLOW, a parish in the hundred of Clifton, county Bedford, 2½ miles south-east of Shefford, its post town, 4½ south west of Biggleswade, and 4 from Hitchin by the Midland railway, on which it is a station. It is a small village situated on the river Ivel. Some of the inhabitants are engaged in the manufacture of straw plait. The land is chiefly arable, with a small proportion of meadow and pasture. The surface is flat, and the soil chiefly a strong clayey loam, with sand in parts. The tithes were commuted for land and corn rents under an Act of Enclosure in 1795. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely, value £265, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, a stone structure with a tower, is dedicated to St. Mary. The parochial charities produce about £8 per annum. Henlow Grange is the principal residence. There are two parochial schools, one for boys and the other for girls."
"NEW TOWN, a hamlet in the parish of Henlow, county of Bedfordshire, ½ north of Henlow."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013