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Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, England. Geographical and Historical information from 1750.

Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.

[Transcribed information from Stephen Whatley's Gazetteer of England - 1750]
(unless otherwise stated)

"HOUGHTON-CONQUEST, With the Park, (Bedfordshire) on the N. side of Ampthil, was the seat of the E. of Ailesbury, and called Conquest from the ancient family of the Conquests. There is a fr. sc. here bel. to Sidney-Sussex-Coll. in Cambridge. Two common fields near this place, called Danes-Fields,are remarkable for many pits of 15 foot diameter."

[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2011]